Verne (Shaw) Orlosk was born in England, grew up in Massachusetts and became a citizen of the United States in 2000.
A BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University led her to work in the Advertising and Print media industries for ten years. She pursued mural painting, developed enrichment programs in art and jewelry design, while raising two daughters with her husband. Within the past ten years she has been designing and creating with the infinite source of color in fused glass.
Verne has worked as an art instructor in schools and museums. Previously at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, she currently teaches for the Currier Museum Art Center in Manchester, New Hampshire in several art mediums.
The influence of sailing every weekend while growing up in New England has brought inspiration into my life as an artist. As in nature, glass images contain states of being that create moments of beauty and contemplation. Kiln stages with glass physics require attention to a certain unpredictability that mimics the coastal waters from which my work is derived.
Solitude on the beach and quiet times on a boat stimulated my desires to share moments of reflection, beauty and curiosity. I have created quite an obsession with tidal action and my response has been actively collecting. The detritus and certain specimens have become inspirational as well as examples of the natural world and its own evolutions. My drawings from science and photography, wire inclusions, glass powders and kiln firing, result in a continuous exploration.
The connection between the life that is sustained in water and the emotions that nourish the human soul has been captured in Verne’s current work. Her art is an expression of her passion for the ocean and all it’s offerings.