About the Artist

 
Anna Price
When people ask how I began working with glass, I usually answer that I’m still looking for what I want to be when I grow up.  I’ve always loved to learn new things and found glass work along the way.  I did stained glass for many years and fusing glass was just a natural progression.

Actually, I’ve enjoyed being involved in activities that ranged from modeling while in college, right up to turning my love for glass work into a business.  In between, I worked as a secretary, a Realtor, and even raised registered cattle for several years.  I graduated from Lee Jr. College and attended the University of Texas in Austin, San Antonio College, and University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing.  My studies have included pre-med, nursing, biology, and business.  Essentially, I’ve always had a passion for embracing new disciplines, challenges, and learning something new every day.

In the beginning of my glass work, I took numerous courses in stained glass, and for the past several years, I’ve been fortunate to study with several internationally known glass fusion artists.   Glass fusion is not “rocket science”, but it is science.  It is a blending of glass chemistry, thermal dynamics, and physics.  It also requires mechanical application, organization, design, and patience, patience, patience.  I also enjoy continuing to learn in my associations with other artists in the following organizations:

  • San Antonio Glass Art Guild
  • San Antonio Bead and Ornament Society
  • The Glass Art Society
  • International Society of Glass Bead Makers
  • The PMC Guild
  • The International Guild of Glass Artists

The knowledge acquired and nurtured over the past 30 years of actually working with glass, from making traditional stained glass panels and lamps to the present fused glass jewelry, allows me to combine my science background with a love of all things beautiful.

I live with my husband Don, and our great dogs, a few miles southeast of San Antonio near Floresville, Texas.  We have several acres and enjoy the woods and wildlife that makes country living such a continuous joy.  Now that both of our sons are grown and developing their own families, I find myself with ample time to experiment and refine my work.  With the completion of my working glass studio in 2004, my imagination is the only limit in trying new ideas in glass fusing and jewelry design.

Please post a comment and let me know what you think about the website, cart system, and my art.  I’d love to hear from you.  Hope to see you at my next show!