Tell us about yourself!
My name is Anna Alsina Bardagí and I am an optical glass sculptor from Barcelona, Spain. I am a science journalist by background. I began working with glass in 2011 and it has become my life passion since.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
I chose optical glass because of its unique refractive properties and purity. For me, it was love at first sight. My sculptures are a result of combining kiln casting and experimenting with cold working techniques. I chose this process because casting allows me to create abstract shapes inside the glass that bring the illusion of movement within stillness.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
I am fascinated by the unique properties of optical glass and its powerful connection to the Universe — we owe much of what science knows about it to optical glass! I’m also driven by the present moment and trying to freeze time inside glass through my art.
What is your dream project?
To create the next one.
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
I would be an astronaut and work for NASA.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I found glass while searching for the meaning of life.
Why are you a member of GAS?
It is a wonderful opportunity to stay connected and up-to-date on the fascinating world of glass art.
To learn more about Anna, or to see more of her work, go to her MEMBER PROFILE PAGE.