Heather Mansfield


Heather Mansfield

Glass

Mansfield bioAfter working almost 20 years as a biologist developing and implementing wildlife conservation plans, I needed a new outlet for working with the beauty of nature.  With much trial and error over the last four years, I taught myself how to create fused glass art—jewelry, plates, bowls, vases, clocks, and decorative tiles—out  of my home workshop. While my glass designs are diverse, they often highlight my love of wildlife.

I have sold my glass at the Berryville Firehouse Gallery, Round Hill Art Center, Hamilton Mercantile, Northern Virginia Community Foundation, and Dulles Chamber of Commerce Auctions, as well as through numerous commissions.

My change to a career in glass art began after I developed multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disease of the central nervous system that can severely reduce mobility.  Much of my art highlights animals or earthly elements (i.e., fire and water) in motion, powerful symbols of the fight to keep moving.  All profits or commissions from my glass sales are donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, through my yearly participation in their signature fundraiser, the MSWalk. MSWalk donations help fund research to cure MS and programs that benefit those living with the disease.


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The Fire House Gallery is an economic development project created and managed by Berryville Main Street, featuring distinctive handmade arts and crafts from local and regional Virginia artists. The gallery is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts

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