Andrew Madvin (American) creates eye-catching glass work that is bold and grand. His pieces are often oversized for a strong visual effect. The artist uses bright, intense colors, but he also utilizes clear glass to achieve an exquisite aesthetic quality as seen in his thorn bowls. Madvin also combines glass and metal in his wallflower sculpture series. Read More
Born near Detroit, Andrew Madvin grew up curious with the freedom to explore the outdoors, quickly becoming interested in the natural world around him. He displayed a passion for creativity and a clear talent to build. These innate skills developed in his high school metals and jewelry classes, earning him work at a custom jeweler, and soon earning him gold and silver scholastic awards on a national level for his art and designs.
This energy, in combination with a scholarship, propelled his schooling to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Here Andrew abandoned the delicate format of jewelry for the larger scale study of sculpture. However, once exposed to the medium of glass, there was no doubt it was the beginning of a lifelong relationship. “The material holds an excitement I can feel. I see endless possibilities in form, technique, and physical attraction waiting to be discovered.” The fire and soul of hot glass seduced Andrew at once.
Currently, Madvin is producing all of his original glass works to the highest quality and modern craftsmanship. His fine craft and fine art sculpture continue to evolve as his techniques flourish and his ideas expand.
He uses bold colors such as red and yellow for his flowers, which provide a beautiful contrast to the black metal that make up the stems. Andrew’s designs are very modern and their size and composition evoke a sense of valor and free spirit. Each sculpture is a conversation piece that will surely brighten and define any room.