After a particularly vivid dream several years ago, Joy Lait, a longtime glass flameworker, began working on a series of glass and stainless steel wire sculptures. The dream included color and swirling forms. Joy, as is her habit, woke up and drew something on the pad next to the bed. The next morning it was, “What the *&#%#$^#( is that.” After six months of experimentation, the work started to happen. With time, the work evolved to where it is today.

Her latest series called “Moons” brings a celestial energy to her creations. She enjoys watching the smiles on the viewers’ faces as they are drawn closer to the sculpture and then try to resist touching it. Her work is created with that in mind. The glass draws in the viewer and makes them want to touch as the large orbs spin and the glass dances. And she encourages the interaction.

To create these sculptures, glass is flameworked onto stainless steel wire.  The beads vary in shape and size. After annealing the glass and cleaning the wire, each wire is wound. These undulating wires are then fed through a center core of wire spheres.

         These creations are suspended from the ceiling.  They are light weight which allow several to be hung together.  These pieces can be made in many and varying color upon request.