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Marta Ģibiete

Marta Ģibiete Glass fuser
Latvian, English, Russian
By appointment only
+371 29883632
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Rising to the challenge of glass

  • • Marta adores the process, excitement and challenge of creation
  • • She is highly skilled in glass fusing
  • • She loves to make sculptures using her own technique called 'bubak'

Marta Ģibiete comes from a family where creative handmade work is a tradition. Her grandmother taught her to respect this work, to do it with passion, and to enjoy the satisfaction of finishing something; her mother taught her not to be afraid to think outside of the box; while her father showed her how to think constructively. Marta studied glassmaking at the Art Academy of Latvia, and later improved her skills by meeting experienced glass artists abroad. She loves glass because of its colours, the play of light and shadow, and its challenging, difficult character. She enjoys experimenting with various possibilities and techniques, and often works with other glass artists who have different styles and skills.

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Do You Remember?

This fused glass sculpture was adorned with copper wire. In recent years, Marta has been playing with transparency, intentionally leaving the meaning of her pieces open to interpretation: "Yesterday is covered by today. Each sequential day comes with fresh experiences. What do you remember? What do you see through the filters of today?"

Height 40 cm
Length 37 cm
Width 37

Marta Ģibiete Glass fuser

This sculpture is part of an ongoing investigation into form and the complicated nature of the glassmaking process. This object was created with a multitude of identical small pieces that can be combined in an infinite number of ways.

Length 40 cm
Depth 20 cm
Width 20 cm

Marta Ģibiete Glass fuser
Green Friend

The green ray is a natural optical phenomenon, visible right after sunset or before sunrise. Few manage to see it. Legend says that anyone who sees the green ray will find happiness. Although this phenomenon has a scientific explanation, Marta prefers to think that this green light is sent by an unknown world beyond the horizon.

Length 60 cm
Depth 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Marta Ģibiete Glass fuser
My Grey Days

This fused glass sculpture was made during cold, rainy winter days, when time slows down. It was shaped like a seed buried deep under the soil, patiently waiting for the sun to come back.

Length 55 cm
Depth 34 cm
Width 34 cm

Marta Ģibiete Glass fuser

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