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broken plates

Gillian Preston is a glass artist working out of Pittsburgh, PA, where she creates her line of glass jewelry, Broken Plates. Broken Plates is a line of contemporary glass wearables that combines traditional blown glass techniques with modern CNC technologies. From the surface of either colorful hand-blown glass plates or tints of translucent plate glass, she uses a CNC waterjet to precisely cut a series of two-dimensional shapes.  These shapes are then assembled to create her series of innovative sculptural glass wearables that play with form, color, and light as they interact with the contours of the body.