Daryl Cohen

A 40 year fascination with light, the color blending of transparent watercolors, combined with a lifelong love of all things Judaica came to fruition when Daryl moved to Tucson with her husband Kevin, pictured at left, in 2005. Daryl had spent most of her life as a cancer center administrator. In 1989 she began to paint and focused entirely on watercolors. The blending of the transparent colors was the key attraction. Although there were times when she sold her work, it was mostly for self gratification. After Daryl and Kevin moved to Tucson, Daryl was able to focus entirely on art. The surroundings, the landscape, the art filled environment sparked a renewed interest in color. The Sonoran desert sun, the luxury of time and the long missed availability of space combined under the stars and her designs were born and matured. Soon, Kevin was working along side Daryl in the studio. Daryl and Kevin use transparent, opaque and dichroic glass to design, sculpt, cut, cold fuse and kiln form glass. They have 3 kilns, work in their home studio and spend almost all of their time creating. Enjoy each piece; although they may be similar, each is handmade, one of a kind, and made with love, like our Jewish history, like our lives, like the colors that surround us. About the process: Dichroic glass is a one of newest materials used by glass artists today. It was originally developed by the aerospace industry; the word literally means two colors and refers to the reflected and transmitted colors you see, in for example, our mezuzahs. It is created by applying layers of metal oxides to fusible glass, then placed in a vacuum chamber, the end product is large sheets of glass that the artist cuts, arranges, layers and fuses. The kiln is heated to temperatures as high as 1500 degrees depending on the character of the piece desired. The glass is then annealed, removed from the kiln and additional layers and firings are done until we get the perfection we are seeking.
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