Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting
Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting

Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting

Manufacturers from 59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket, United States
Tracy Glover's exuberant glass lighting and decorative accessories are visually arresting: refined, glamorous, with a deliberately controlled color palette that elegantly functions in a universe of spaces. Her skill is first as expert craftsman, using time-honored Venetian glassblowing techniques. Then there is her color sense: playful, lighthearted, fresh; marrying hues in triplicate for her wonderful a cane striped patterns. She delights in the physicality of the glassmaking process, and the challenge of working with such a malleable, fragile material. It's no coincidence that she is an avid oarsman, rowing daily on Narragansett Bay at sunrise. On the water, inspiration is everywhere; faceted, prismatic, transformed by the meeting of sunlight and tides.
Tracy was an architecture student at Virginia Tech when first mesmerized by a glassblower's photo in a RISD catalogue. Soon she had applied for a transfer and moved to Providence for the glass BFA that would change her life. She has honed her craft in such diverse locales as a 13th century Belgian convent's crystal factory and Dale Chihuly's renowned Pilchuck School of Glass, where she was mentored by Venetian maestri-in-residence.
The furnace burns 24 hours a day with molten glass at the ready. Colored rods, varying in thickness, are cut, fused, rolled and mouthblown in a dance of heat, urgency and vision. Every piece is made to order; Tracy is the sole designer. She and her assistants blow the glass onsite before assembling the components into finished commissioned pieces.