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Glass and Glass Mosaics
  original designs in glass and glass mosaic by Catherine Bean Weser
About the Artist
  Artist's Statement


Glass Gallery

Sculptural Glass Gallery

Mosaic Gallery

Glass Installations

Mosaic Installations


I have always been an explorer of art, spirit, science and philosophy. I am especially interested in states of consciousness--how they are created, and how they are experienced. From the silence of meditation to the chaos of multi-media assault, if it alters a brain wave pattern, then I am interested in it.

The creative process for me offers the most all encompassing way of exploring the consciousness of my world. I have worked with Light in as many forms of it as I can find: with my first love being Light as it is refracted, transmitted, and reflected by glass. I first began working in glass in 1974, and it still continues to enchant me.

I am inspired by the heart-filling aesthetic of art made with glass, and have come from panels created with deep transmitting color, to panels of transparent texture, to the process of mosaic, utilizing primarily the reflective qualities of glass. I cut each piece of glass with a sense of wonder as every panel emerges with its own sparkle and shine. I bring to my outer world the integration of my inner world in the form of images that speak sacred languages. These are the life codes, encrypted communications of peace, emerging from the endless well of self discovery as light and form.  

Artist's Resume

Most of Catherine's art glass is installed in architectural environments which include over 500 private homes, offices, restaurants and theaters in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, the Southwest United States, and Europe.
Originally spending most of her time exhibiting in Arts and Crafts Fairs from 1974 to 1992, Catherine has created her art from 1992 to the present on a commission basis, with automomous panels shown primarily at her studio in Santa Fe.

Recent Shows Include:
Governor’s Gallery, Roundhouse Capital Building, Santa Fe, NM
Eldorado Open Studio Tour, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Recently Featured:
New Mexico Magazine, Eldorado Studio Tour article with photo and interview
Glass Craftsman Magazine, “High Altitude Glass” as one of the 10 top glass artists in New Mexico
Award won at New Mexico Glass Association Exhibit, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Previous distinctions include:
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Board Member, 1981-1982, and 1988-1989
President and Director of One of a Kind Gallery, 1981-1984
Juror's Awards: New Mexico Glass Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1983, 1984
First Place, Biennial Craft Exhibit, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Other Juried Shows throughout the Southwestern United States include:
Dallas Craft Market, Dallas, Texas
Festival, Scottsdale, Arizona
Southwest Arts and Crafts Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Artist-in-Residence Grants form the New Mexico Arts Division of the National Endowment for the Arts were awarded in 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989

Installation included in Witney Museum Architectural Crafts Exhibit

One person exhibits include:
One of a Kind Gallery, and White Hyacinth Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Group exhibits include galleries in Albuquerque, Sedona, Scottsdale, Dallas, Denver, Aspen, Vail and all major locations in the Southwest U.S.