Michelle Manquen

Fused Glass

Michelle Manquen is a fused glass artist who lives in Evergreen, Colorado. She works with many different styles and techniques. She creates beautiful wall pieces on aluminum, gorgeous landscapes on metal stands, elegant glass bowls, platters, and more! Her styles vary from Colorado-esque landscapes to sleek, abstract waves of color. Michelle is always creating and coming up with new ideas for her next project!

Michelle feels that the years spent working on living on a boat as well as traveling the world have greatly influenced her style. Her use of color and form in all her work reflects these experiences.

Michelle’s membership in the Glass Artist Fellowship has helped her to learn new techniques and grow as an artist. She currently lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and dogs.

Manquen is a very active and popular artist featured in The Evergreen Gallery. You can always find new and diverse work of hers here. Come see what’s new!

Fused Glass Colorado Scene with aspens and water and mountains by Michelle Manquen.
Fused Glass flower scene with blue sky and water elements made with cut and chipped glass by Michelle Manquen.

How Michelle Makes Her Work:

Michelle selects and cuts sheets of glass, layers it, and then includes frit (broken chips), torch-manipulated strings of glass and other shapes that she combines to achieve the final piece. The piece is fired between 1200 and 1450 degrees over a period of many hours. She then removes the piece from the kiln, and if she wants to add shape to it then it is fired in the kiln again laying over a mold to give it’s curve.

Three fused glass pieces made by Michelle Manquen. Flower and Aspen Mountain scenes.
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