Crisinda is a fused glass artist at The Studio door gallery. She is a native San Diegan with a love for travel. Her love for nature and bright colors was developed during her travels to various Pacific islands and Europe. She was introduced to the medium of fused glass about 40 years ago. She continued to develop her medium under tutelage of renown glass artist Bonnie Dull.
Crisinda’s work is characterized by elements of whimsy and sparkle. Crisinda has shown her glass work in number of gallery exhibitions and was awarded 3rd place in the sculpture category. Crisinda’s work was selected and featured in an international catalog for the glass artist supply company “Slumpy’s”. Her work is also found in private homes nationally and internationally.
My journey in glass began with a 1 day workshop about 35 years ago and continued with glass art classes for the last several years. I became obsessed with the medium of kiln fired fused glass. I am mesmerized by how glass transmits and reflects light as nothing else does. When light passes through glass, it is magic.
I am inspired by the patterns both literal and random found in nature and space. I love strong colors and sparkle that add light to each piece. I use various techniques to create depth, movement and unique patterns in my glass. Fusing glass is particularly fascinating because it is a surrender of a sort – you are really co-creating with the glass. I love the surprise each time I open the kiln and see my vision made real.
The beauty found in glass can rival that of the most precious gems or metal, yet we also find it in the windows of our home or simply holding the water and food at our table. I strive for beauty and whimsy as well as function in my work that appeals to both the artistic and the everyday. I love tempting folks to touch and wonder how I made that bit of magic happen.
July 2019 – January 2020 Sparks Gallery, Uptown Meets Downtown (Invitational)
October 2019 The Studio Door, Fused Glass Community (Instructor)
July 2019 The Studio Door, PROUD+ (Juried)
December 2018 – January 2019 The City of Encinitas, Whimsy & Sparkle Solo Exhibition (Invitational)
May 2018 North Park Festival of the Arts, Gallery in the Street (invitational)
April 2018 The City of Encinitas, San Diego Legends (Invitational)
November 2017 Hype at the Studio Door- Featured Glass Show (invited)
October 2017 Open Studios (invited)
August 2017 Bayside Art Festival (invited)
June-July 2017: San Diego County Fair, Fine Arts Sculpture (juried)
May 2017: North Park Festival of Arts, Gallery in the Street (invited)
April 2017: Mission Federal ArtWalk (Little Italy, San Diego, CA) (invited)
April- June 2017: HYPE at The Studio Door Storefront (juried)
March 2017: The Studio Door, Living in the City (invited)
February 2017: The Studio Door, 3rd Annual Crow Show (invited)
December 2016 – January 2017: The City of Encinitas, DAY AT THE BEACH, NIGHT AT THE BEACH Show (invited)
December 2016: Selected as featured artist in “Slumpy’s” art glass supply national catalog.
December 2016: Lions Tigers & Bears Animal Sanctuary, Alpine CA, Christmas Festival Art Vendor, (invited)
November 2016: The Studio Door Holiday Art Market (invited)
October 2016: Top Artist – San Diego Showcase (invited)
October 2016: Open Studios San Diego (invited)
August 2016: Bayside Art Festival (invited)
July 2016: Expressive Arts, North Part Artists, San Diego
May 2016: Vetri, Verre, Vidrio: The Universal Language of Glass @ The Front Porch Gallery Carlsbad (invited)
May 2016: Carlsbad Library, Solo Show (invited)
April 2016: 2016 50 to Watch (juried regional exhibition and national publication), Jurors: Christine Knoke (Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator / Mingei International Museum) and Jenna S Jacobs (Curatorial Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego).
March 2016: Top Artist – La Jolla March Showcase (invited)
October 2015: Venus Studios Art Supply, Empyrean Artifacts (Invited), Palm Desert
October 2015: Open Studios San Diego
September 2015: The Studio Door, Deliberate Distortions (juried), San Diego
July 2015: Expressive Arts, North Part Artists, San Diego
March 2015: The Studio Door Studio Artists Exhibition, San Diego
2011 – 2015: Monthly Open Studios @ Ray At Night, San Diego
2010 – 2012: San Diego Art Department Studio Artists Exhibition, San Diego
May 2016 – Member, San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild.
December 2015 – I was selected as a featured artist for Slumpy’s National Catalog.. For this project I was given a mold to create an original piece for Slumpy’s. They will be photographing the piece and using it in various adds and show campaigns. It was so exciting to be given such a wonderful opportunity to use new techniques to create this wonderful piece.