Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Karen Scheffler is a stained glass artist residing in Montgomery, VT. She believes that the natural world is a window through which God has shown part of Himself to man; through which thinking, man may see His unseen power and divineness. Working with glass and metals gets her hands dirty: a nice change from an intense love of reading and curiosity about life. She has always enjoyed working with her hands. Initially, Karen would use stones, mud, twigs, and sand; wax became a medium of choice that gave birth to metal work. "I loved to polish; hands get very dirty doing that." But what particularly thrilled Karen was seeing a tarnished, rough thing become a shining, revealed, beautiful thing. "Working with glass is like that for me. When it is right, something splendid emerges and with light, it comes alive."