|Brenda Smith of Fire and Ice Studio|
Brenda Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young
University. She loves art and making things with her own hands. Brenda
has been in the art field for twenty-nine years, with an emphasis on
glass the last seven. She began with leaded glass windows, then went on
to stained glass and copper foil, building triple-glazed windows, and
performing commissioned work for business and residential clients.
who has four grown children and two grandchildren, lives in Fullerton,
California, with her husband Gary. After fusing her first piece of
glass, Brenda told her husband that she wanted a kiln, to which he and
her sons said, “Youʼll burn the house down!” Their house is still
standing, though, and looks even better.
|Mosaic table top created using No Days Mosaic Adhesive Film and fused glass inclusions.|
From there, it was glass painting, jewelry boxes, custom glass tiles, mosaics, and consulting work across the United States.
|Fused glass mosaic tabletop created using No Days ThinFuse and No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive|
love working with all forms of glass! I love combining different
techniques to create ‘mixed media’ glass art work. I’ve recently started
using bits of GlueFoil to accent the leaded glass windows I create with No Days Glaze. I love the easy extra sparkle and detail it adds to the glass.”
Brenda has been perfecting her techniques with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
for a few years. She shares those techniques in an article she wrote
that was published in the Fall 2009 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly,
Frit Painting – A Fall Leaf Plate. The article is available here.
|Stained glass window created using No Days Glaze|
never wants to stop learning new things to do with glass. Her glass
work can be found in the United States, Japan, and Brazil.
You can find out more about Brenda and her glass art at http://www.fire-and-ice.biz/