Arena / Glass

Arena is my fused glass work. Arena means sand in Spanish, and sand when heated in a very high temperature turned into glass.  I do different things with glass, decorative pieces, utilitarian pieces and jewelry.

Glass is so different than clay, everything has to be planned in advance, pieces need to be cut in perfect sizes and shapes that will later fused to one another in one whole piece. Pottery glazes and glass are the same thing in different one is liquid and the other hard, it never ceased to amazed how it always transform itself in the kiln.

Many of my fused glass pieces are inspired by Peruvian art, particularly pre-Columbian textiles. My obsession for detail is rooted in the intricate grid patterns and symbols of tocapu that were created by the Incas and are still hallmarks of Peruvian textiles today.