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‘Shaped by Fire’ exhibit opens Feb. 5 at Arts on Main

“Metal + Glass - Shaped by Fire,” a new Arts on Main exhibit, will open at the gallery’s First Friday event on Feb. 5. The gallery is located on Main Street in Gloucester.

The exhibition explores how metal and glass, forged in fire and shaped by hand, are abundant in everyday life but tend to be considered for their function over creative form. This exhibition aims to push beyond the mundane and reshape the concept of what metal and glass can become, said a press release.

Works by six area artists will be on display. Patrick Andrews of Goldvein, Va., is known for his scrap metal sculpture and bells, using re-purposed materials. George Cramer, Gloucester’s Village Blacksmith and Disney Channel “Master of Arms Champion,” will show selections of hand-forged ornamental iron. 

Norma Geddes of Richmond works in both stained and fused glass. A favorite technique of hers is the “pot melt,” heating pieces of glass in a clay pot so that the glass melts through the hole in the pot to fo...

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