Category Archives: Sculpture

Amber Cowan


Philadelphia-based artist and educator Amber Cowan is the creator of these extraordinary sculptures made out of recycled pressed glass. The glass used is generally sought through thrift stores, flea markets and post-production factory runs. She frameworks, blows and hot sculpts the glass into folkloric scenes of leaves, flowers, animals and human figures. 

More of her work can be seen on her website and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Amber Cowan.

Cristian Marianciuc

We’ve folded paper cranes before but our attempts were never quite as exquisite as these creations from Romanian-based artist Cristian Marianciuc.  He has always had an interest in art but has never had any formal training.  He challenged himself by creating one crane a day for a year and loved the project so much his collection has grown to over 1000. In Arctic Paper he says this about his his passion:

“To me, origami is very therapeutic and a way to find balance in life. It is a way to silence some voices and make others louder. It is about not doing things on autopilot, but to be involved, in the present.”

You can follow the artist and see more of his work on Instagram and Facebook.  Some of his creations can be purchased in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.

 

Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist.  Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes.  She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.

You can see more of her designs on Instagram and Behance. A few of her patterns are available on Etsy.

Images:  Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.