Patti Lomont is a glass
artist specializing in fused, etched, kiln-cast, and stained glass, using these
techniques for jewelry, bowls, masks, sculpture, windows, light fixtures, and
other fine works of art. She has worked
with glass for over thirty years, starting with stained glass and then
expanding to glass etching and hot glass techniques.
Patti studied Fine Art and Art Education at the Universities
of Illinois and Oregon (along with music and anthropology), and has taught in
the public school system. She has always
been fascinated with designs from around the world and how they are interconnected. She is especially drawn to and inspired by
designs from Native American and Celtic cultures, as well as Art Deco and Art
All of Patti’s pieces are fused (layers of glass that are
melted together in a glass-firing kiln) and/or etched, a method by which layers
or coatings of glass are removed to create a design. Many of the pieces are shaped by “slumping”
them into or over molds in the kiln. She
uses a variety of art glasses, including “dichroic glass”, which is made by coating
vaporized metallic salts onto glass in a heated vacuum chamber;
“flashed-glass”, a thin layer of one color glass fused onto a thicker layer of
another color of glass during the manufacturing process; and “iridized glass”,
another type of metallic-coated glass.
She also creates kiln-cast art glass, using molds and powdered glass
called “frit”, to create painterly three-dimensional landscapes, sculptures and
Patti has resided in Oregon since 1975, and is currently
operating her one-woman studio at her home in the countryside outside of
Eugene. She shares this idyllic setting
with her husband, one dog, one cat, one
goldfish, two llamas, and two frequently visiting daughters. Patti also is a professional
musician, playing mandolin and singing with a variety of local musical groups.
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