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FIRE TREE

As many of you know, Ventura County, our home for the past 45 years, has suffered catastrophic damage from multiple fires in December.  Many of our friends and…

LADIES IN WAITING

My first post on the new website – yeah!  These 3 lovely ladies in waiting are sporting their beautiful robes and showing off their stunning coiffures!  They will…

WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE

My new website for fuzionbyfrances.com is live now, thanks to the creativity and hard work of my darling sister, Molly Morris in Toronto.  It should be so much…

October workshops flyer

New Glass Fusing Workshops in October

Holiday Open House flyer

2016 Holiday Open House

SANTA BARBARA SHOWS FOR MARCH

I’m so pleased to be taking four works into Santa Barbara today for March Shows. AUTUMN COLORS and CALORIS BASIN, MERCURY will be at the Faulkner Gallery in…

YIN YANG

What fun I had making this piece – yes, it was actually made as one piece, which I cut into two for the sake of stability.  Either part…

CRESCENT CITY LIGHTHOUSES

These two new pieces are based on a photograph taken by my husband, Ed during a recent trip to Crescent City, California.  I had the photos made into…

“BLUE” show in Laguna Beach

I’m very pleased that one of my pieces has been selected for a show at the Orange County Creatives Gallery, at: 761 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA…

SPIDER BOWL

Open Weave Bowl, 14″

TEMPLE WALL HANUKKIAH

TEMPLE WALL HANUKKIAH

8″ tall Hanukkah Menorah  SOLD

OMEGA NEBULA

Fused Glass Powders, 22 x 18 click on image for full view   SOLD

HELIX NEBULA

Fused Glass Powders, 20 x 20 click on image for full view  SOLD

DAZZLE PLATTER

20″ fused glass platter SOLD

NEW PIECES IN COSMOS SERIES

Here are two new pieces in my Cosmos Series – the Helix Nebula and the Omega Nebula.  I’m just finishing another one as well, but wait till it’s…

FIRE AND ICE BOWL

Fused Tempered Glass Bowl, 16″

LUSTRE STARFIRE BOWL #2

15″ bowl, lustre finish   SOLD

CLARET STARFIRE BOWL

15″ bowl

LUSTRE STARFIRE #2

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BUTTERFLY STUDIES

Photo transfer on fused glass SOLD

Vessel 8812

Vessel 8812

Fused and blown glass vessel, 12″

Vessel 8806

Vessel 8806

Fused and Blown Glass, 10″

California Sunset

CALIFORNIA SUNSET

Silkscreen on Fused Glass  SOLD

VESSEL 7888

Fused and Blown Glass, 12″, clear weighted bottom

Vessel 7791

VESSEL 7791

Fused and Blown Glass, 10″

UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY

More good news!  I learned today that I had three (count them, 3) pieces selected for the 13th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. The exhibition…

VESSEL 8398

Fused and Blown Glass, 9″

VESSEL 7616

Fused and Blown Glass, 12″

Vessel 7549

VESSEL 7549

Fused and Blown Glass, 12″

CLARET STARFIRE BOWL

  Fused Glass and Enamel, 15″          

COBALT STARFIRE BOWL

Fused Glass and Enamel, 15″

RED STARFIRE BOWL

Fused Glass and Enamel, 15″

ELEMENTS

Fused and Slumped Glass with copper elements 24″ x 24″, framed, wall-hung SOLD

Emergence

Fused and Slumped Glass Sculpture, 20″ x 24″ SOLD

“NEW HORIZONS” OPENS

Yesterday, which may have been the hottest day of the year, was also the day for several trips from Somis to Ventura to install my new solo show,…

EMERGENCE

OK, this is it!  This is really it!  I am definitely finished and ready for the show opening next week.  This sculpture, “Emergence” is pretty smashing, perhaps not…

SAGUARO SUNSET

A new piece I just completed for my upcoming show “New Horizons”  It’s a triptych, reading to hang and pretty exciting, I think.   Check the “Shows” page…

7486

8″ tall, fused and blown glass vessel

Native American

15″ wide, 20″ tall, fused glass table sculpture, custom iron stand SOLD

Das Boot

15″ x 10″, cast glass sculpture  SOLD

Leaf Platter

20″ Leaf Platter

Eclipse

20″ shallow bowl SOLD

Sunrise Sunset

24 x 18″, The Sunrise and Sunset from Somis, Ca. SOLD 

Screen Melt Platter

20″ round platter of kiln-formed glass created by a screen melting process

7479

12″ tall, fused and blown glass vessel SOLD

Double Mosaic

12″ circle, 2 sided mosaic, table sculpture SOLD

Magic Lute

fused glass, wall mounted, 30″ SOLD 

4204

Colorburst Platter, 1st place, 2011 Membership Show, Thousand Oaks Art Association SOLD

Explosion

20″ dichroic glass platter SOLD

7557

8″ tall, fused and blown glass vessel SOLD

Mask

Mask, 8 X 12″ SOLD

6373

12″ charger

Celtic Knot Plates

CELTIC KNOT PLATES8″ square, available as custom orders (contact for available colors) – priced per plate

6367

12″ plate, kiln formed glass          

6368

12″ kiln formed glass cheeseboard          

Plate 4096

8″ square plate          

NEW HORIZONS

I’m busy preparing for my next solo show.  It will give me the opportunity to present the new directions in which my art is taking me – including…

LATEST VESSELS

Here are my most recent vessels.  Beautiful blues and greens with vibrant yellow accents.  These are 12″ tall and quite heavy.

UPCOMING PRESENTATION

I’ll be giving a presentation to the Thousand Oaks Art Association on March 21st.  It’s entitled “How Do You Do That” and it’s my response to that question…

And we’re LIVE!

Yeah!  We’re live!  It’s now possible to purchase items directly from this website.     Just check the “Shop” page to see what is available.  Shipping is included…

DELHI DANCER

DELHI DANCER is a 22″ tall sculpture, in fused glass.  You can almost hear her jewelry jingling as she entertains.

Merit Award Winner

One of my new vessels received a Merit Award from the Buenaventura Art Association in their annual Member Show.  These are very exciting new pieces and I’m looking…

Buenaventura Gallery Juried Show

Title: Buenaventura Gallery Juried ShowLocation: Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara, Ventura, Ca. 93001Link out: Click hereDescription: Annual Juried Membership Show.Start Date: 2013-01-29End Date: 2013-03-23

Another Roll-up

I picked up some new pieces that I have had blown in to beautiful vessels.  This one represents one of our gorgeous sunsets and with it’s bright blue…

Los Angeles Art Association Competition

Title: Los Angeles Art Association Competition Location: Gallery 825, 825 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90069 Link out: Click here Description: Annual Open Juried Competition. Artists reception,…

2012 Studio Open House

Hope you can make it to my annual studio open house / holiday sale!  I’m already starting to get things organized and I have so many new pieces…

Vessel #2

Well, I just received this new vessel, blown from a kiln-formed slab that I prepared specifically for this purpose.  I’m thrilled with it, and it will be one…

HAVE A BALL!

Another first!  This globe is the result of having a piece of my glass blown!  I had no idea what to expect after I created the thick piece…

ICONIC IMAGES

I’m working frantically to prepare for my September show at Studio Channel Islands Gallery.  Each time I decide I’m finished, I have some new idea that I just…

News from BroadwayWorld

I just learned that my sculpture “Total Immersion” appeared in an article published in BroadwayWorld.  I was so pleased to have donated it to the Rubicon Theatre Company…

Is this still hot?

I just took this out of the kiln, and even though I knew it was cool enough to handle, I think it will always look like it’s still…

SUNSET TO DAWN

The Ventura County Arts Council is presenting a show in the lobby of the Ventura County Government Center, titled “SUNSET TO DAWN”, and I’m pleased that my work,…

THE GREEN SHOW

There’s an exciting show opening today, May 1st, at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in Newbury Park, Ca.  It features art made entirely from recycled materials, and, of…

Bright Lights

I’ve added some new photos to the gallery, and especially wanted you to see the lighting fixtures I have done over the past year or so.  I’m always…

1st Place!

Just returned from India where I got so much inspiration for new work that I can hardly wait to start.  Meantime, I went to pick up this piece…

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS ART CENTER – 12th Annual Membership Show

The annual membership show at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California begins on November 3rd and runs through November 26, 2012 with an Artist Reception on…

TOAA MEMBER SHOW

The Thousand Oaks Art Association Member Show will be running from November 16th to 29th at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery.  I’m delighted to have two pieces represented…

“CAPRICCIO” dedicated

What a thrill to be honored by the Ventura Music Festival when my piece “Capriccio” was officially installed in the Festival office on Santa Clara Street in Ventura….

New Fine Art Pieces

Here are some of my exciting new pieces.  Some of them are currently at Fox Fine Jewelry, in Ventura, where my show “Vibrant Colors” is running until October…

Delphi mention

Just got my new Delphi Catalogue.  No, I’m not going to buy yet another kiln, but I was surprised to see myself in an “artist spotlight”.  On the…

VIBRANT COLORS reception

“VIBRANT COLORS” is the current show at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura and the artist reception is Saturday, September 17th at 6:00 pm.  It’s been a challenge getting…

Countdown to “Vibrant Colors”

Today I’ll start packing the truck with my new pieces for “Vibrant Colors”, opening at Fox Fine Jewelers in Ventura on September 15th.  I know it sounds like…

Glass Zipper?

Always looking for new ways to look at glass, I was tempted to try “zipping” two pieces of glass together.  It’s been a process, but it’s “coming together”…

VIBRANT COLORS

Title: VIBRANT COLORS Location: Fox Fine Jewelry, Ventura, Ca. Link out: Click here Description: New Works by Frances Elson, Fused Glass and Mary Kolada Scott, Mixed Media. Artists…

Welcome to my new website

It’s been a struggle, because I am so very “not hi-tech”!  But I’m getting the hang of it.  On the other hand I’m not having any trouble creating…

Welcome to Fuzion by Frances

Check back often for updates on new pieces and upcoming shows.