Carole Perry

Cave Creek, Arizona

Carole’s glass tapestries are the result of a life-long rebellion against the dreaded “DO NOT TOUCH” rules regarding glass.  She encourages the viewer to feel her woven glass.

Each of Carole’s tapestries begin with the cane (glass threads), cut and “woven” on the kiln shelf.  More than 9,000 threads are required to complete one sculpture.  The threads are heated slowly to near 1500˚ F in order to trigger “tack” melting of the glass.  At this moment, the glass is briefly removed from the kiln, and hand manipulated into its final shape.  The artist has no more than ten seconds to define the shape.  After that, the glass begins to cool and returns to its breakable state.

The glass tapestry is ideal for those seeking a statement sculpture as well as collectors of fine art glass.