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SHOWING NOW IN BURBANK

I have packed these three pieces to take to Burbank for a show that will run the month of September.  It’s a show being mounted by the Thousand…

TOAA IN BURBANK

Pleased to be having several pieces in a show sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Art Association in cooperation with Burbank’s Creative Arts Center/Gallery, and especially pleased to have…

HiNENI – I AM HERE AND I’M NOT MOVING

The third in my series – HINENI.   As I Holocaust Survivor, I am using my art to express my growing anxiety at watching refugees and new immigrants being…

BLACK HOLE

When I saw this first image of a black hole in space, and I knew right away that I had to translate it into glass and, now that…

2019 CALIFORNIA OPEN EXHIBIT

I am so pleased to have my work included in the 2019 California Open Exhibition at the TAG Gallery during the month of August.  It’s truly an honor…

FOREVER FLOWERS

Now, here are some flowers for your garden or table that are truly maintenance free – no watering,  no fertilizing,  no pest problems.  This one is 18″ long…

MAGIC BOTTLE HOLDERS

Are these magic or are they fused glass art – both!  The wine bottle is held in perfect balance, seemingly suspended in mid-air, while depicting a landscape done…

“BROKEN” AS A TEACHING TOOL

“BROKEN…A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN FUSED GLASS” is a multimedia project consisting of six annotated glass panels, an oral history by my Mother, Rose Horowitz for the Shoah Project,…

BROKEN…A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN FUSED GLASS

For the past few years I have devoted myself to creating a project that tells my story as a Holocaust Survivor and memorializes the lives of my parents,…

ALL ABOUT FLOWERS

These lovely new bowls and platters could be the beginning of a new series of floral tableware.  It’s a complicated and time-consuming process but I love the resulting…

“A WOMAN OF VALOR”

I’m thrilled to be honored as “A Woman of Valor” by the Jewish Federation and Family Service of Ventura County for my work on the project I have…

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 2018

BROKEN

On October 28th, The Ventura County Jewish Film Festival will be hosting the premiere showing of my fused glass project called “BROKEN: A HOLOCAUST PROJECT IN FUSED GLASS”. …

THE WALL

When the Santa Paula Art Museum asked for artists’ submission for a show called “The Wall” in order to explore the nature of boundaries and walls, I was…

ANNETTE

Join us on June 9th, at Studio Channel Islands, to celebrate the amazing women in Shannon Hogan-Cohen’s newly published book S.H.E. Share, Heal, Empower and to meet the…

Boxed In

I finally got around to doing a fused glass box, and I’m so happy with the results.  It’s a fairly complicated process but rewarding when the results are…

NEW BEGINNER CLASSES

I’m ready to schedule a new round of beginning classes in June.  These are 3 hour classes, with only 4 students and they fill quickly.  We always have…

GLASS CAMI

Here it is – my new glass cami.  It’s been a journey creating this woven piece and working out how to best display it.  But I’m thrilled with…

FULL SPECTRUM

I’m so pleased that my Garden Art “Full Spectrum” is to be featured in the upcoming spring catalog from Delphi Glass, a supplier of material and equipment to…

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…

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 2017

I’ve been very busy getting ready for our annual Studio Open House and Holiday Sale.  We’ve extended to 3 days this year so we can enjoy more time…

DENIM AND RUFFLES

What fun!  A four day class in Phoenix with a teacher I’ve been wanting to meet for a long time – Lisa Becker – at the Milkweed Arts…

BORDERS, EDGES & SEAMS

I’m thrilled that three of my pieces were accepted into the upcoming show at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo.  I know it will be a beautifully curated show…

SOLD !!

I’m so pleased with my show at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura.  Three of my pieces have sold so far and the show will still be running until…

NO BOUNDARIES

I’m very excited about my upcoming show at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura.  The show, titled “No Boundaries” has led me to an exploration of abstract art in…

GEORGE AND ANDREA!

Latest portrait for a lovely couple!  I can’t wait to see their response when they pick it up!  Doing these special portraits always makes me happy!

NEW GARDEN SCULPTURE

Love this new garden piece – a 10″ circle of glass that will change color as the sun travels across the sky, and a sweet hummingbird and dragonfly…

BREAD ANYONE?

NO BOUNDARIES

I’m so excited about my next show – coming up in May at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura.  I’ve been working on so many new pieces and really…

ARTQUENCH MAGAZINE, CREATIVE MASTERS III

Wonderful surprise today! Two of my pieces were selected to appear in the hard cover edition of ArtQuench Magazine, Creative Masters III. Second consecutive year for being selected…

WHAT FUN!

I had a wonderful time playing with drop rings this weekend, and came home with these charming pieces.  Definitely more to come!

TOAA Art Show

TOAA OPEN JURIED ART SHOW, 2017 – ends February 28th!

Fantastic show starting today – the 2017 Open Juried Show, by the Thousand Oaks Art Association. I worked bring-in yesterday and saw  many gorgeous works, making me so…

PRETTY WOMEN

I have just finished mounting these three new works:  color studies of a Picasso drawing using enamels, glass powders, and ground glass.   Each of the 8 x 8…

January 2017 classes

NEW CLASSES IN JANUARY

I’ve planned some exciting new studio classes for January!  On January 25th, we’ll have another beginner class to give you a taste of this amazing art form, and…

WALK ON THE SUNNY SIDE

This is just out of the kiln and still a bit warm, but I wanted to share it as soon as possible.  It’s a 17 x 21″ piece…

HINENI UPDATE

The response to my Hineni pendants and door signs was truly amazing, and this week I will be sending a donation, well over $1,000 to Planned Parenthood.  Thank…

THANK YOU!

I am so grateful for the amazing turnout for our annual Studio Open House, which was held on December 2nd and 3rd.  We had a wonderful time visiting…

FALLEN HERO

Custom Photo in Memorium

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

Custom photo SOLD

SUNNY OUTLOOK

Fused Glass and Kiln-formed elements SOLD

GALE CRATER, MARS

Fused Glass and Glass Powders SOLD  

RAIN

Fused Glass and Enamels SOLD

BONJOUR, PARIS

Fused Glass Art and Enamels  

AMAZING BOWL

AMAZING GLASS!

I walked past this bowl a few minutes ago and was blown away by what the sun was doing to it. Then I moved it to two other…

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE TIME

  It’s that time of year again.  I’ve been busy setting everything up for my annual Open House.  The Art is all hung, sculptures installed, and now I…

NEW GARDEN ART

This just out of the kiln – a 17″ circle of red glory!  Ready for mounting as a garden piece, but it would be equally fabulous in front…

MORE HENENI PENDANTS

I’ve had such beautiful response to my Heneni pendants that made just a few more this weekend .  These are the last ones I can made now because…

HINENI

After our recent election, feelings of fear, loss, and helplessness left me  completely without inspiration to create new works, but the idea of “HINENI” has begun to bring…

DANCE

Fused Glass, Kiln-formed Elements, 14 x 24

BLUE SPLENDOR MENORAH

Here’s my latest menorah – glass formed in the kiln – all mounted and ready for candles.

LADIES IN WAITING

May I present – Her Majesty and her Ladies in Waiting! The three lovelies are framed and ready to go out to her audience – one of my…

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…

FROZEN

Fused Glass and Kiln-formed Elements, 17 x 20  

NEW LOVELIES

Here are two new lovely ladies I recently finished.   The “Dancer” is self-explanatory, I thing – just an expression of pure joy!  The lovely lady with the…

NEW SHOW AT THE FAULKNER GALLERY

I’m thrilled to have 3 pieces in the current show at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara, and to be one of the 23 artists whose works are…

PHOTOS MADE MEMORABLE

Let me use your favorite photo to create a lasting work of art.  Photos are permanently fused in glass – no fading or wearing!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 2016

THE LOOK OF SOUND

I’m so pleased that this work has been accepted into the THOUSAND OAKS ART ASSOCIATION 2016 OPEN JURIED SHOW, from Feb. 1st through Feb. 27th at the Thousand…

FUSED GLASS 101

What a wonderful time we had in the Beginning Fusing class in my studio yesterday.  Having four enthusiastic students to share my passion is so exciting for me!…

RED REVERIE – SOLD

Another new abstract sculpture completed and mounted.  The “melts” are so exciting to do – always full of surprises and presenting challenges.  I guess that’s why I keep…

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…

NEW SHOW AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

I’m excited to have had two pieces accepted into the show starting next week at Community Memorial Hospital.  The show, entitled CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ will run through April 10th….

+SPACE – SANTA BARBARA SCULPTORS GUILD

I’m thrilled to start 2016 by having three pieces accepted to the Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild annual show, entitled “+SPACE” at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara.  The…

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

It’s that time of year again – we’re gearing up for our Studio Open House and Holiday Sale on December 11, 12, and 13th.   It’s been a very…

ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE

I’m thrilled to have had my work accepted into the Abstract Art Collective, a group of extremely talented artists in Santa Barbara. There will be some exciting shows…

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…

AUTUMN COLORS AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

I’m thrilled that these two works have been selected for “Autumn Colors”, a new show at Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura,   from October 4th, 2015 until January 10,…

DAYDREAM 1 – SOLD

Fused Glass and Enamel 15 x 18

DAYDREAM 2 – SOLD

Fused Glass and Enamel 15 x 18

DAYDREAM 3 – SOLD

Fused Glass and Enamel 15 x 18

NEW WORKSHOP AT SBCC

I’d like to let all you know about a glass workshop I’m teaching in Santa Barbara in August.  It’s a 3 day workshop at the beginner / intermediate…

DAYDREAMS

I’ve completed 3 pieces in my Daydream series now and they are so exciting for me because they are such a departure from my comfort zone.  I want…

NAME UNKNOWN?

This 17 x 20″ piece just came out of the kiln – still a bit warm, but couldn’t wait to share!  It’s a new direction for me, but…

UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY

I have 5 entries accepted into the 17th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, hosted by UpstreamPeopleGallery.  It’s a world-wide competition and debuts on line…

WINE GOBLET

WINE GOBLET

6″ tall goblet

L’Chaim

I just finished the long process of making my first drinking vessel, and now, of course, my husband wants a whole set, and wouldn’t they be beautiful?  Or…

FRAN’S FOLLIES

I’ve been playing with “melting” glass lately and the results are fascinating.  After melting the glass, I’ve placed each piece in a plexiglass “tray”, added more bits of…

FOLLY IN RED, 2

FOLLY IN RED, 2

KILN FORMED SCULPTURE, WALL HUNG 12 X 10

FOLLY IN RED, 1

FOLLY IN RED, 1

KILN FORMED GLASS SCULPTURE 12 X 10 X 10

FOLLY IN BLUE

FOLLY IN BLUE

KILN FORMED GLASS SCULPTURE 12 X 10 X 8

BEST SALES WEEK EVER

What a wonderful and gratifying week.  First I heard that the largest piece I’ve done to date, Spectral Harmony, has been sold and installed in the offices of…

SOMIS SUNSET

SOMIS SUNSET – SOLD

Wall Panel, 12 x 24

EARTH PANEL

EARTH PANEL – SOLD

Wall Panel, 12 x 36

EARTH PANEL and SOMIS SUNSET

Two new pieces recently completed – “Somis Sunset” is a 12 x 24 wall hung panel and “Earth Panel” is 12 x 36.

COPPER WEB

COPPER WEB – SOLD

Glass, Copper Wire and Turquoise Sculpture 22 x 20

“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…

GREAT NEWS!

“BIRTH OF A PLANET” has been accepted into a show at the Orange County Creatives Gallery in Laguna Beach.  The show runs from March 3 to March 27,…

FESTIVO IS COVER ART

This piece “Festivo” which I completed for the Ventura Music Festival last May was just featured on the cover of the latest Delphi Glass Customer Appreciation flyer.  Three…

NEBULA PLATTER #8

NEBULA PLATTER #8

TINY BUBBLES

TINY BUBBLES – SOLD

I love it when these “bubble” bowls turn out so perfectly, with all the little bubbles lined up in neat rows – I guess it suits my slightly…

TINY BUBBLES

TINY BUBBLES

15″ bowl

SPIRIT OF 2015

Kiln Formed Glass and Enamel SOLD

SPIRITof 2015 – SOLD

I just finished mounting this new piece, representing the birth of a new planet. It seemed a fit expression of my wishes for all of us for the…

SPIDER WEB BOWL

This new bowl is still warm from the kiln.  I love the open weave and all the beautiful blue and purple tones.  It’s already listed on the fine…

SPIDER BOWL

Open Weave Bowl, 14″

HAPPINESS

Cast Glass Sculpture, 8″ x 8″ SOLD

HAPPINESS

This lovely cast piece is ready for my Studio Open House this weekend.  Couldn’t resist sharing it with you!

NORTHERN PLAINS, MERCURY – SOLD

Fused Glass and Glass Powders 18 x 24, wall hung