Infinite Glassworks was established in 2005 by glassblower and lampworker Kate Civiero. Uniting design and function, Infinite Glassworks combines vibrant colours and fluid shapes in their signature handblown glassware and jewellery.
Kate Civiero is a graduate of the Glass Program at the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. She has exhibited her blown glass in galleries in Canada, and is involved in several art collectives. Her glasswork can be found in private collections both nationally and internationally.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
Glass is a unique material, bearing the properties of a liquid when it’s hot, and of a solid when it’s cold. An incredible and challenging medium, working with molten glass tends to be a fast-paced, fluid process. Unable to touch the glass while working with it, the glassblower relies on tools, heat, motion and gravity to shape the glass, all the while making split second decisions about its aesthetic outcome. The combination of intense heat, fluidity and unpredictability of the medium is what makes working with hot glass so enthralling.
It’s fun to own beautiful things, and there is significant value in owning an object designed and made by an artist. The look and the feel of handcrafted objects enhances our interaction with them. We design objects that emphasize functionality as well as aesthetics. Connecting visually with a handmade object is important, but using it and interacting with it is paramount. Handmade pieces have a way of becoming intertwined in our lives; there is something inherently special about owning an original, human-made object.
ABOUT THE STUDIO
The Infinite Glassworks studio is housed in a 90 year old barn beside beautiful Eugenia Falls. Our dream to own a glassblowing facility on our property became a reality in 2016 when we launched our new studio. Much of the design and aesthetics of the space are inspired by recycled and reclaimed material, and we are committed to maintaining a rural atmosphere in the studio.
The bottom floor of the barn houses the glassblowing studio – a hotshop for blowing glass and a coldshop for grinding, polishing and finishing the glass. There is a retail area for visitors to shop for glassware and jewellery.
The second floor loft is slated for completion in 2017, and will be a multi-purpose studio space which will include a metalsmithing bench, a flameworking bench and a printmaking/painting area.