Mary Angus began working with glass at Southern Connecticut State University in 1973. After graduating in 1975, Mary and three of her friends, set up her first studio in Branford, Connecticut. In 1983, Mary and her husband, fellow glass artist, K.William LeQuier, moved to the small town of Reasboro in southern Vermont, where she currently resides. Both she and her husband share the glass studio they built in a 100-year-old mill building in the village center. Mary’s glass is exhibited and sold in many fine art galleries and juried craft/art shows nationwide, as well as through her own studio in Readsboro.
About her technique: She blows and shapes the molten glass, dusts the surface of the final gather with a thin layer of powdered colored glass and the masterpiece is finished. After the blown piece has been formed and then cooled, Mary uses a resist to create a pattern on the surface of the piece. Each piece is designed individually, creating a pattern that complements the form of the piece. For her perfume bottles, each are hand-fit with a teardrop shaped clear glass stopper.
To see some of Mary Angus’s handcrafted perfume bottles and candy canes for yourself, please come in and visit us at 128 River St. in Elk Rapids, MI.