Mary Hogan Chan

Mary Hogan Chan
Art is a way of life. You may be practicing your artistic skills in many media. I developed these talents during high school and college but as an adult my creative talents were devoted to my career, family and home. Gardening, home remodeling, and parenting consumed my creative energies. While I craved other artistic endeavors glass art was financially beyond my means. The time commitment for developing glass art made it impossible. When I moved to Colorado, I immediately signed up for beginning glass classes. I have developed my techniques over eight years. I have purchased tools, taken classes from various artists in the area and finally sojourned to Las Vegas for the Glass Convention. The convention changed my artistic life. I found that my nontraditional techniques were not a problem but an asset. The glass art community was headed in nontraditional ways and people loved the results. Incorporating various techniques has expanded my style, while using the traditional skills to envelop the new uses of glass. Warm glass via kiln work is a fun way to express your artistic needs. Incorporating kiln work into the traditional media is fun and exciting. Using found objects to enhance your art is a wonderful use of light and color. I continue to take classes both in the Denver area as well as in other arenas. My new goal is to develop torch work skills and use them in my pieces. Glass art is expanding and artists are developing and incorporating various techniques. Currently I am teaching my skills to local artist both in my home and at the River Canyon Gallery. I show my work in two Colorado galleries and have been commissioned to do work for patrons. My life has developed to this point in time and I am very happy with the current progression.  

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