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posted on 4:23 PM, August 8, 2016
Samantha Schmid, Abducted, 6 mm float glass, cut, polished, sandblasted, bonded
- Tell us about yourself!
My name is Samantha Schmid. After 4 years of studies at the Federal Arts and Crafts College in Vevey (Switzerland), and a decorator diploma, I lived for 20 years in various countries in Africa and Asia, teaching art and practicing various local art techniques. In 1985, I opened my professional glass studio in southern France. I exclusively do cold work with float glass, using various techniques of etching, engraving, beveling, coloring, polishing and bonding. Some of these I have developed myself. Every sculpture is unique.
- What themes do you pursue in your work?
Just about anything that moves me: I express anger and fear about injustice and war - irony about lousy politicians - the poetry of nature. Reflections about confinement, inside or outside, ease or unease, prison or cocoon. If my sculptures cannot change the world, they can at least change the way one looks at it.
- What is your dream project?
Exhibitions of my work in other countries and on other continents.
- What's something about you that most people don't know?
That I am the mother of six children and grandmother of ten!
- Why are you a member of GAS?
Being mostly self-taught, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about fellow glass artists from all over the world, their techniques, trends and creativity.
View Samantha Schmid's GAS member profile here.
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