Randi F. Solin first established Solinglass Studio with her former husband David in Mt. Shasta, California in 1995, later relocating to its present studio in Brattleboro, Vermont. Working and designing on her own (with hot glass assistants Marie Walker and George Billesimo, and with cold worker Michael Wind) since 2001, Randi's work has been acquired by the permanent collections of The White House, The United States Embassies in Algeria and Guinea, and has been seen in solo and group shows in galleries and museums across the country. Her work is currently represented by over one hundred art galleries nationwide.
Randi incorporates techniques found in both classic Venetian glassblowing and the American Art Glass movement, however, her unique style and coloration process is entirely her own. "I approach my work two-dimensionally," she explains, "like a painter to a canvas or a weaver using thread to create an intricate tapestry. My glass pieces are compositions, and, atypical to glass blowing in general, they have a 'front.' Generally my forms have an Asian influenced simplicity, which allows for my complex coloration process. I build layer upon layer of color using glass in all particle sizes-powder, cane, frit, and rod- like a painter's palette, to create original homogeneous coloration and truly one-of-a-kind work."
Randi never tires of looking for ways to push glass to the edge. Her work remains unmatched. As she continues to develop new work, she continues to challenge preconceived notions about blown glass, dazzling collectors with her exceptional technical skill and highly inventive coloration style.