Stephanie Tantillo /Artist Statement
I am inspired by the colors, the light and the beauty that surrounds us. Spending
time enjoying the limitless aspects of natural and urban environments provides me
with a rich palette of ideas.
My work is comprised of dichroic, opaque, transparent, and textured glass, sterling and fine silver. The glass is cut and layered. The layers are fused together in a kiln at temperatures of 1500-1600°F. Once the glass has cooled, it is cold worked and then returned to the kiln to be fire polished to achieve a precise appearance. Many pieces go through this process three to four times to produce an smooth elegant finish.
Due to the nature of the glass, the fusing and finishing processes, each piece becomes a unique jewel reflecting its luminescent colors in the light. Sterling or fine silver is used to transform the pieces into elegantly designed jewelry. Satori Fire Glass jewelry is created to uplift, inspire and be worn with the most casual to formal attire.