Ten Questions to the Artist – O’Hearn and Fielding Glass

Glass tile by Carolyn O'Hearn

Tomorrow, we open a new exhibit, “Colour My World”  displaying kiln formed glass by Cynthia Fielding and Carolyn O’Hearn.  These two women have been in business together for three years.  They create glass panels, tile work, bowls, coasters, wall hangings, and more.  This exhibit will be up through the end of April.  The work is for sale.  Meet both artists on April 4 and discuss their work.    I interviewed both Carolyn and Cindy recently.  Here are their answers to our Ten Questions to the Artist:

Cynthia Fielding’s Answers:

Cynthia Fielding Glass Tile

1.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

 Textiles, small objects, Light

2.  Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?

 Nature

3.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

 Inventor

4.  What profession would you not like to do?

 Soldier

5.  Who are your favorite artists?

Klimt and Mucha

6.  What is your favorite tool used to create your work?

Glass cutter

7.  What is your favorite word?

 dessert

8.  What is your least favorite word?

No 

9.  Who is your favorite musician?

 Annie Lennox

10.   How much formal education have you received?  Related to your craft.

 10 years

 

Carolyn O’Hearn’s Answers:

1.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

 Space, Light, Volume

2.  Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?

Glass as a medium

3.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

 Architect

4.  What profession would you not like to do?

 Telemarketer

5.  Who are your favorite artists?

 Van Gogh, Charles Mackintosh

6.  What is your favorite tool used to create your work?

 The Kiln

7.  What is your favorite word?

 Bamboozle

8.  What is your least favorite word?

 Can’t

9.  Who is your favorite musician?

Freddie Mercury

10.   How much formal education have you received?  Related to your craft.

 Lamentably little

 

Carolyn O'Hearn Glass Panel

Cynthia Fielding's Glass tile