Bob & JoAnn Haydocy
JoAnn started her career selling and designing scientific borosilicate glassware for the educational and research arena and began the artistic side of glass about 7 years ago. She has studied with the top names in kiln formed glass across the nation. Each workshop gave her new skills and information to continue the evolution of her work.
Glass frit design is similar to the impressionist paintings. If you look closely at the artwork, you can see tiny points of color. When you move five feet or more away from the piece, a more cohesive picture is developed for the viewer. JoAnn wishes to move that viewer either with memories or just the beauty of the artwork itself.
Bob studied photography and drawing at the Columbus School of Art and Design. That facilitated his transition into painting, which have sold internationally. About 7 years ago he and his wife, JoAnn, started a journey in kiln formed glass art. He loves the simplicity of color and shape to form a design of organic still-life. The technical aspect of glass and heat is a continual learning curve that helps propel his art in new directions.