[CraftBoston] Penelope Wurr

[CraftBoston] Penelope Wurr - Glass Booth # 400

Penelope Wurr is an amazing artist devoted to the design of fine contemporary glass and an eclectic array of interior furnishings. We spent time chatting with friendly Penelope, mesmerized by the beauty of her work which reminded me of textile prints enameled onto glass. When Penelope told us that she was trained as a printmaker, it was no surprise. She currently resides in a 200 year-old barn in Putney, Vermont (where she also has a store in the same town) however she also spends time at her home in Frigiliana, Andalucia Spain (which my husband tells me is splendid), a hilltop abode overlooking the olive groves and and village below. She sublets it throughout the year in case you are interested.

Originally from England, Penelope has successfully owned glass studios in both London, UK, and Soho, New York. Her method of enameling on glass combines sandblasting and translucent enamel overlays to create a graphic finish, again more reminiscent of textiles than of actual glass. Her work is unique and colorful, she works with a lot of soft cool shades of pink, green, blue, peach... Her work is carried by 300 fine retail outlets worldwide, including many famous stores, design centers and museum shops. Visit her website for more information.

If you missed her at CraftBoston, Penelope will be at Booth 419 at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen show at beautiful Lake Sunapee August 5-13, 2006.

Learn more about our day at CraftBoston here.

(top photos above text from Penelope Wurr. all photos below text snapped by us.)