Glass fusing is the process of cutting pieces of compatible glasses, arranging them on a shelf and melting (fusing) it in a kiln. This is such a simple description, but the possibilities are limitless.
Vanja Venrooy is self-taught and has been fusing glass as a hobby/business under the name of Roxtar Glass Art since 2013. Initially her focus was on small functional pieces such as jewellery, plates and bowls, and selling these at various craft markets around Canterbury.
Recently, her focus has been on transitioning from glass craft to Glass Art, and elevating her creations “off the table” and onto the wall or shelf. Inspired by glass tapestry techniques developed by the likes of Richard Parrish and Ian Chadwick, she is striving to create designs and patterns that are a little outside the box.
As a qualified teacher, she also offers lessons to create your own piece of glass art.