Marcia De Vicque


My glassworks draw together my changing life with the constancy of the seasons. The colours and forms of my heart reflect my connection to the natural order, forever seeking the harmony found in the blending of light and colour.

Early on in my life, I learned that art is the only way to run away without leaving home. As a single mother of five young children, my glasswork and my garden were my ties to sanity. Late in the evenings when they finally slept, I drew. In an effort to survive economically, everything I had ever pursued took on a new energy. I began to teach and explore my passion with glass with a new perspective. Largely self-taught, I immersed myself in glass-cold (stained glass), hot (blown) and, finally, warm (fused). Reaching towards an image and proceeding doggedly until it become clear, I revel in the beauty of the West Coast and find constant inspiration within the rock forms, water and trees of the Gulf Islands.

I constantly say that I am in a love affair with glass and forever try to share that with people. Life changes: my children have grown, I share my life with a gentle man and the struggles of early years fade. For the last five years I have worked almost exclusively with kiln-fired glass, fusing, slumping and casting the glass. Many are then hand-painted with 24KT gold or platinum and refired. Pieces are fired numerous times to achieve the desired effect. Each time I crack open the kiln, I teeter on that wonderful abyss between fear and excitement - different only by one word, "Oh No!" or "Oh Boy! In 2004, I moved my studio and opened a gallery on Galiano Island. In the midst of the rainforest and the peaceful solitude of the island, my work is transforming once again.

The artwork of Marcia De Vicque is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Art & Gift Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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