Native Louisvillian Naomi Stuecker received her BA in art from Centre College in 1996 with a concentration in glass sculpture. Leaving Centre with a comprehensive education and an apprenticeship in glassblowing and glass casting, Naomi opened an art studio devoted to the glass arts in Asheville, North Carolina. Her business, Red Element Glass Studios, LLC was begun based on works made with kiln-formed glass techniques.
By using kilns similar to those used in ceramics, Naomi begins her process with large sheets of flat glass that she cuts and stacks in desired designs. These designs are then placed in kilns and fused together. After the designs are fused together, Naomi slumps the sheets of glass into molds to create dishes and plates. The sculpture process continues when the pieces are brought out of the kiln and further shaped with a sandblaster or other carving tools.
Naomi enjoys using traditional glass methods and techniques to create work that is unique and contemporary. Naomi is represented by over 80 galleries nationwide, and has been featured in such publications as Paper City, TX; D Home Design, Dallas’ Texas Monthly; American Style Magazine; and The Northwest Ticket, WA.
Works by Naomi Stuecker can be found at Flame Run Hot Shop & Gallery, Louisville, KY; the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.