Steph Mader is a full-time studio glass artist. She is best known for her glass particle landscapes – layered, kiln-formed landscapes made entirely of tiny glass particles and powders. The landscapes are luminous, with a three-dimensional depth that brings the landscape to life.
“My work often explores ideas about our sense of place and how that larger context changes us. For instance, when we’re in quiet, remote places away from the stimulation of machines and crowds, alone with just the sounds of birds and wind, we have a deeper experience of ourselves as living things connected to, and a part of, the natural world. I hope to capture a little bit of that feeling in this work.”