about studio cherry, llc


glass has always mesmerized us. all of us. 

 

Handmade molten glasswork art by Studio Cherry LLC, artist Charity Hagen

from the first  ancient human-fabricated, molten baubles of 3100 BC Egypt...

    

...through the invention of breath-blowing of small vessels in 1 AD Babylon...

 

 ...through glass' 1000 AD exquisite domination of Venice and Murano...

 

...and through our industrial revolution of the 1800s that glass spurred in education, medicine, research and science...

 

 ...right to the very sheets, powder and frit i fire in my kilns today...

 ...glass mesmerizes us and makes itself useful in equal abundance.

welcome to studio cherry llc, located in OR, USA! inspired by all things art, life/death, glass, norske, cherry, identical twin, 80's...! 

    

 

I am Charity H., a multi-media artist working in glass with a university fine arts/studio-based education from Boston, MA, Boise, ID and Everett, WA.

 

glass cast its spell on me as a teenager when i was first introduced to a bead kiln in college, and my interest then morphed into a bit of glassblowing later...and has now landed firmly back at kiln-forging my glasswork. i employ many techniques and am always learning!

the cool surface and deep colors lend themselves to create my soothing sensory objects as well as jewelry, vessels, dishware and display pieces.
i have always found artistic inspiration in the family dynamic, good or bad. 
i work through my artist mother's hands, gone at 19. 
i am influenced by my position as woman, my Norske ancestry, pop culture, 80's culture, my anxiety, coping mechs, Warhol, Kahlo, Kruger, Vermeer, Parrish, Chihuly..so many artists.
i continue to explore the creative power of pain, anger, fear and grief with thoughtfulness, humor, an abundance of color and light.
thanks for looking. enjoy the ride.