Washington artist Deborah Barnard creates magic in her fused glass studio located within her Richland, WA winery. The primary focus of her work has its roots in many years of sewing and a love of textiles. Deborah enjoys blending unexpected color combinations of glass and working with nature themes.
To enhance her artwork, Deborah often includes glass elements she has made in a torch flame. Her current work explores the reactive qualities of metal elements contained in glass.
Deborah Barnard’s journey began in college with stained glass. In 2004, Deborah returned to glass only this time using heat; kilns and torches. After taking classes at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Ore, Deborah continues to define her techniques from beads to fused glass and into architectural elements.
Deborah opened her warm glass studio, “db Studios,” at Barnard Griffin Winery in the Fall of 2007 and became a Bullseye Resource Center selling Bullseye sheet glass in 2008. db Studios encourages its students to reinforce their hands-on, in-person instruction at the studio with online video education by Bullseye. Click on the Bullseye education online image/link below to subscribe to this most informative series:
Deborah splits her incredibly busy time between creating artisan glass and producing artisan wines. “’Glass Art and Art in a Glass,’ we like to say,” exclaims Deborah as she surveys her Tasting Room and Fused Glass Gallery.
Discover one-of-a-kind treasures for sale in the Gallery including trays, bowls and plates crafted for display, special occasions and everyday use.
Don’t forget to ask about hands-on classes Deborah often conducts in-studio to share in her joy of fused glass materials and techniques.