Welcome

Fish connect us to the creative and regenerative element of life: water.
They are a multifaceted symbol for change, transformation and adaptability to environments.

The translucent and rich beauty of glass initially captured my respect, admiration and imagination over 20 years ago, when I worked for a manufacturer of authentic Tiffany reproduction lamps and windows. No material (that I am aware of) is as versatile, durable, and visually stunning, yet also as enigmatic and technically challenging as the amorphic solid known as Glass.

 

Although I have been working professionally, as a Fine Artist, for over 28 years in a variety of mediums including painting, photography and glass -- I made a serious commitment to sustainable design methods of manufacturing over 12 years ago. Since then, I have diligently researched, explored and perfected a wide variety of Artisan glass processes in conjunction with the collaborative assistance of one of the finest and most knowledgeable glass kiln process engineers in the country. He has over 15 years of expertise dedicated to glass recycling processes using energy efficient kilns as an alternative to the energy intensive furnace melting methods more commonly employed.

Nearly all of the unique Lucid Glass products created over the past ten years have been made from 90 to 100% recycled glass which has been sourced predominantly from industrial waste materials. (see Evolutions timeline) Other types of waste glass are abundantly available and are also being explored, as we continue to develop more new and exciting products for the design and architecture industry.

I enjoy creating custom pieces for wide range of clients, for both commercial and private spaces. However, I am also driven to continue to develop my own ideas and concepts for unique art pieces (see the Botanica series) as well as a variety of new "signature" style lines that include tiles and related products for the bath and kitchen, home and garden industries.

Due to the hand made qualities of the Artisan processes we use, each piece, be it large or small, is an individually unique and exquisite "work of art".

 

Catherine Lottes