Anne Hoffman

WithanE Designs
Golden Valley, MN
2018 booth #100
www.withanedesigns.com
 

My business developed from a passion for feeding and watching birds for over 50 years, and my artistic skills and talents in working with stained glass. Creating functional birdfeeders that are a work of art is a challenge: the challenge is not the size, but designing 3-dimensional pieces that are functional for the birds and hold up to the weather, especially in Minnesota. The process is to combine functionality and strength with the beauty of glass and copper. I create all of the designs myself then cut all of the glass and copper for the birdfeeders by hand and solder with lead-free solder. Colors of glass are selected that complement each other, yet make an artistic statement in a garden.
In the past 10 years I have gotten into kiln work, creating functional bird baths among other things. Dichroic and iridized glass has always fascinated me, and I have a lot of fun turning this magical glass into outdoor pieces of art.

 © Anne Hoffman

© Anne Hoffman