a graduate of Skidmore College, has been working with powdered
glass since the age of twelve. As a studio art major in college,
she concentrated her studies on design and the application of
enamels to copper, silver, and gold. Her metal and glass enameled pieces are now in international collections.
Mrs. Ross, using the same enamels that are used on metals, sifts
her design onto pieces of window glass. By the use of a series
of hand-cut stencils, she accurately reproduces her delicate designs.
Once decorated, another piece of glass is placed atop the first
and the resultant piece is placed upon a ceramic mold. The glass-laden
molds are then fired to 1500 degrees in a kiln. The glass fuses
and sags into the mold, taking on its shape and texture. After
cooling overnight, each piece is ground, cleaned and individually
signed by Anne C. Ross. The resulting pieces of art glass may
be used as formal or informal dinnerware, or may simply be displayed
for their inherent beauty.
Effects such as bubbling and crazing may occur on certain pieces
and are a natural part of this process. Each piece is dishwasher
safe, but not microwavable.