The art of fused glass has been a passion for Jacki Cohen for the past ten years.
Jacki is inspired by bright colors and abstract designs and shapes. She combines
these elements in every handmade piece she creates. Jacki views the purpose of
art as a delight to the senses, a piece of beauty that makes one feel good.
Varied hues, vibrant shades and vivid tones ignite her enthusiasm for glass.
Detail and texture play a big role in her custom designs. Jacki’s most successful
and preferred method is creating a custom designed piece for a client. She
creates functional and decorative contemporary home décor including cabinet
knobs and drawer pulls. She also has a special collection of Judaica artwork.
Jacki has learned her skill through extensive study under glass masters. In
addition, she is constantly continuing her education in the field.Fused and kiln
formed glass describe glass that is heated above 1200 degrees , it becomes soft
and easy to manipulate. Fusing glass method initially involves cutting large
sheets of glass and then layering multiple pieces to create the design. Fusing
glass is a technique in which glass is fired in a kiln at different temperature
ranges to create varying outcomes. Firing at higher temperature will create a full
fuse, firing at lower ranges produces a slumping effect, and firing in the middle
range is considered a tack fuse. All of these techniques can be applied to one
glass piece in separate firings to add depth, relief and shape.
Jacki lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and two children.