Featured Artist Anne Burtt

Artist Anne Burtt presents a fascinating portfolio of fused glass artwork created using a complex process. See more about this artist on her website.


fused glass artwork with tropical theme

“Tropical Reflections” fused glass, 24″ x 18″ x 2″


My art captivates with its intricate design and bold use of color. Drawing on a combination of color and texture, I create fused glass pieces that are not only visually stunning, but also deeply meaningful.


detail of a work of fused glass art by Anne Burtt

Close-up detail of one of Anne Burtt’s fused glass works


I was raised in a family environment rich with creativity and adventure. Moving frequently, I lived in places as varied as Libya, Florida, California, Spain, Germany, Virginia and England. My father, an Air Force officer by day, was a handyman in his spare time. My mother was an artist, instilling in me a passion for both building and art.


fused glass wall art by Anne Burtt

“Day is Done” fused glass, 18″ x 18″ x 2″


Although I never received formal art training, my diverse background played a crucial role in shaping my artistic sensibilities.


earth-tone fused glass collage by Anne Burtt

“Into the Sunset,” fused glass, 18″ x 18″ x 2″


I didn’t take a traditional path to art. I graduated in Criminology from Indiana University, obtained my Paralegal Certification, and then served as a Criminal and Counterintelligence Officer in the Air Force for 20 years. This journey exposed me to various global design aesthetics and further enriched my artistic palette.


glass artist working in studio

Glass artist Anne Burtt working in the studio


Even during my military career, art was a consistent passion. I discovered stained glass in a drawing class, which eventually led to my fused glass art exploration. After retiring from the military, my husband and I moved to San Antonio, Texas. We expanded our garage, adding a 200-square-foot art studio. With the addition of a large glass fusing kiln, my art took a new turn.


colorful fused glass artwork by Anne Burtt

“Boundless Possibilities” fused glass, 24″ x 6″ x 2″


My fused glass pieces are uniquely layered. I begin with enamel paints on flat sheet glass, painting the background design. The design is fired overnight in a kiln and additional layers added until I am satisfied with the result. Next, I add glass components to the surface, creating texture, depth and definition to the design, each time back in the kiln.


Close up of fused glass art

Detail shot of fused glass work by Anne Burtt


Finally, I mount the final piece on a cradled whitewashed wood panel. Over the years, my technique has evolved into a highly successful art business. I am now known for my abstract cityscape/landscapes, a body of work I call Glasscapes.


contemporary fused glass abstract art

“Moonlight Sky” fused glass, 12″ x 6″ x 2″


I am affiliated with several art guilds, have gallery representation and have won many local awards. But for me, the most satisfying aspect of my artwork is that I donate a percentage of all sales to my favorite charities.


colorful work of art made with fused glass

“Mystic Panorama” fused glass, 24″ x 24″ x 2″


Through my art, I aspire to bring people together and contribute to causes close to my heart. I like to think that my art journey proves you can never stop learning. It’s never too late to follow your dreams!


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