“Much of what I make starts with “what if?” What if I embedded glass threads in a solid clear matrix? And then cut the glass in strips to expose the edges? And then laid the strips in patterns. Or pulled fanciful organisms from those threads and layered them in glass ponds.”
Martin Kremer: The Artist

For Martin Kremer, glass has been a medium of expression for more than 40 years. He started as a stained glass enthusiast while pursuing a career in medical technology. Glass eventually took over, evolving from a hobby to a spare-time business to a full-time obsession.

Kremer has studied blown and fused glass at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY and at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio. Glass fusing, or kiln-forming, is an ancient technique; the work is generally set up using a variety of techniques in common with stained glass and mosaics. The glass pieces are fused together in an electric kiln at temperatures to 1600F; multiple firings may be required to achieve the desired appearance and form. Coldworking techniques such as diamond abrasive grinding and carving, sandblasting and acid-etching complete the piece.

“Each piece of glass in Martin Kremer’s fused glass work becomes part of a larger story. I really enjoy hearing about the inspiration behind each piece; he brings wonderful stories to life in his expressive pieces.”

Eveline Ko, artist, founder of AEfolio and curator of the Masterworks Collection
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