With early roots in textiles, Marna Clark has transformed her love of fabric into glass. The liquid nature of the glass brings an organic look and feel to her work. The play of color and light, along with the fluidity and transparency that glass brings to her designs, infuse a unique lace-like quality into the forms that maximize the qualities of glass to its fullest potential.
Marna creates her pieces in her studio in Berkeley, California. Her flameworked jewelry designs use thin, thread-like pieces of glass that she stretches, bends, winds, and fuses together to make the three-dimensional one-of-a-kind works of art. Clark has had a diverse history of flamework training, from her studies in Murano, Italy where she learned Venetian flamework and color techniques, to San Miguel d’Allende in Mexico where she studied with flamework pioneer Susan Plum. Marna has also studied flamework at the Pilchuck Glass School and Penland School for Craft.