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J David Norton

Akron, OH, United States

After many years as a hair designer and salon owner, I yearned for a different creative outlet. I was introduced to stained glass art and spent a few years learning the craft and focusing on architectural installations. I sought to improve my stained glass designs and studied drawing. This opened up a new world for me, and I was driven by the idea of creating painterly images entirely of glass. I loved the illumination of stained glass, but felt constrained by the lead lines. I entered the realm of glass fusing, where I could use frit (crushed glass) to achieve the effects I wanted. I traveled to Italy to learn more about fused glass imagery from a master. My work combines techniques I acquired, with ones I discovered.

J David's ArtPrize Entries

These are J David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Autumn Radiance

    Autumn Radiance

    2017 ArtPrize Entry J David Norton
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  • Photo of Path in Moonlight

    Path in Moonlight

    2014 ArtPrize Entry J David Norton
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