Artist Bio

DEBORAH ANDERSON of Durango, Colorado

After two years working for Durango Arts Center coordinating the Durango Autumn Arts Festival held on Second Ave., Deb is now focusing on her own art work . . . kiln-formed glass/fused glass, Torchwork, and Silversmith Jewelry.

Working in the warm glass category, means tools.  She is happiest in the cold working arena as that is where the tools can help her shape and perfect her artwork.  Her quest is to create fused glass pieces that are pleasing to the eye in unique and original ways.  Her fascination with the rich and brilliant qualities of glass inspire her to create abstract pieces with interesting patterns, shapes and colors.

Kiln-forming Instruction received:

Lizbeth Harper: Port Townsend, Washington (Her original mentor)

Deb Anderson - Waterfall Glassworks

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

Jim Weiler:  Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon, Designing Kiln-formed Pattern Bars

Erik Whittemore: Bullseye Resource Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico,

      Kiln Cast Glass Objects

Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in March, 2013 & 2014

Patty Gray: Brier, Washington, Advanced Fused Bowls & Techniques

Lisa Vogt: Wesley Chapel, Florida, The Fine Art of Design Class

Please look for a selection of my fused glass artwork at:

Create Art and Tea, Durango, Colorado

Previously shown in:

Blue Raven Gallery, Silverton, Colorado

Telluride Naturals, (Mountain Village) Telluride, Colorado

Durango Herald Media Coverage

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Durango, Colorado

Durango Autumn Arts Festival  2014, 2020

Unsettled Gallery and Studio, Contemporary Fine Art in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Artisans of Mancosa local artist cooperative in Mancos, Colorado