Meet Lupine Cottage Artisan of the Month
Marie Bickford, Pure At Heart Glass Art
Every month The Lupine Cottage likes to celebrate and introduce you to one of our amazing artisans. This is a way to say thank you to our members but also highlight some of their beautiful products available for purchase.
Meet Lupine Artisan Marie Bickford
I have been a kiln-fired glass artist for more than a decade. Represented in many Maine-based galleries, and have sold pieces throughout the U.S.A., including Hawaii. I love creating with glass dust powders, crushed glass, (called frit) and sheet glass. I am constantly exploring and pushing limits, creating a lot of "What If's".
It's almost like being a mini mad scientist. Glass rarely comes out of the kiln as a finished piece ready for exhibiting. Much grinding, polishing and many re-firings are required. This process may take hours to days for completion. With so many variables in this creative process, it’s easy to get lost -therefore good notes are very important!
Glass is a wonderful medium for me. I can create art just for pleasing the eye as in wall hangings, tabletop & shelf displays. My work also serves as functional art as in platters, plates, bowls, jewelry and much more.