Paula Mandel

Visual Artist
paula.mandel@gmail.com
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Glass & Mixed Media Sculpture


Each of my sculptures utilizes glass which I have fabricated or transformed using various techniques.
Glass can be kiln-cast, kiln-fused, flameworked, ground, drilled and sandblasted allowing me to paint or draw on the surface.
I incorporate vintage tools and implements into works giving new life and meaning to discarded items.
Step Up


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<div class='title'>Step Up</div><br>Mirror, shells, porcupine quills, leaves, grass, glass<br>11"h x 12.5"w x 7"d<br>
Step Up


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Seed Safe


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<div class='title'>Seed Safe</div><br>Flameworked points and vessel, vintage wagon wheel, silver server, mirror, fescue, sand, found glass dome, brass chain<br>11.5"h x 14"w x 14"d<br>
Seed Safe


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Point the Way


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<div class='title'>Point the Way</div><br>Cast glass hand, flameworked/guilded flowers, flameworked eye and points, vintage toaster, vintage ice skates, silver chalice, mirror, vintage bundt pan, moss, found objects<br>14"h x 13"w x 14.5"d<br>
Point the Way


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No Touching


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<div class='title'>No Touching</div><br>Flameworked hand, wax hand, brass chain, grout, found objects<br>16.5"h x 6.5"w x 6.5"d<br>
No Touching


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Nesting


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<div class='title'>Nesting</div><br>Bird's nest, prisms, lens, chain, ceramic plate, copper foil lead solder<br>10"h x 11"w x 11"d<br>
Nesting


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Life Boat


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<div class='title'>Life Boat</div><br>Flameworked figures, hands and eyes, mirror, vintage toaster, artist-painted ceramic boat, metal chain, grout<br>17"h x 17"w x 17"d<br>
Life Boat


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Home Alone


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<div class='title'>Home Alone</div><br>Flameworked and cast glass pieces, glass beads, mirror, vintae leather box<br>12"h x 14"w x 12.5"d<br>
Home Alone


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Get a Grip


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<div class='title'>Get a Grip</div><br>Flameworked figure and eye, seltzer bottle, china cup handles, brass chain, grout<br>14"h x 10"d<br>
Get a Grip


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Caged Bird


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<div class='title'>Caged Bird</div><br>Flameworked vessel and eye, artist-painted enamel glass tile, sewing patterns, pen nibs, vintage buttons and bobbin, watch and jewelry parts, robin's egg, found objects<br>23"h x 11.5"w x 9"d<br>NFS
Caged Bird


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Mine!


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<div class='title'>Mine!</div><br>Seltzer bottles, cast, flameworked and sheet and stained glass,<br>found porthole, brass pull-chain, plumber's putty, caulk, water, sand<br><br>SOLD
Truckin'


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<div class='title'>Truckin'</div><br>flameworked vessel, eye and flowers,  cast wax hands, sheet glass,<br>toy truck, piano keys, vintage toaster, seed pods, moss, brass findings, found objects<br>20"h x 18"d x 17"w<br>NFS
Truckin'


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Seeking Eternity


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<div class='title'>Seeking Eternity</div><br>fused glass, mirror, found boxes, piano hinges, acrylics, found object (handle)<br><br>
Seeking Eternity


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Insight (Hazak) Chair


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<div class='title'>Insight (Hazak) Chair</div><br>flameworked glass eye, artist-fused glass, sheet glass, watch parts, brass chain<br><br>SOLD
Lookout


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<div class='title'>Lookout</div><br>flameworked, kiln-fused, kiln-cast glass;<br> mirror, sheet glass, springs, moss, egg shells, acrylics, vintage toaster<br>22"h x 19"w x 18"d<br>
Lookout


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Prophesy


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<div class='title'>Prophesy</div><br>fused and cast glass, wax cast hands, mirror, vintage wagon wheel, vintage wooden spool, bike free wheel, brass findings<br>20.5"h x 11"d<br>
Prophesy


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Caretakers


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<div class='title'>Caretakers</div><br>flameworked, kiln-cast and fused glass, vintage heater and metals, acrylics<br>14"h x 11"w x 21"d<br>
Caretakers


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Forward


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<div class='title'>Forward</div><br>Kiln-cast, flameworked, mirrored glass and sheet glass, metal and rubber findings, vintage magazine rack, fescue, sewing patterns<br>26"h x 14"w x 24"d<br>
Forward


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Shaman's Rattle (Winter)


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<div class='title'>Shaman's Rattle (Winter)</div><br>Flameworked, sheet and mirrored glass, plumber's putty, grass, metals, rubber grommets<br>18"h x 12"w x 12"d<br>
Baby Steps


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<div class='title'>Baby Steps</div><br>kiln-cast glass, flameworked glass, mirror, clock, artist-wrought chain, clock, grass, roller skate, safety pins, cobbler lasts, rubber grommets<br>19"h x 15"w x 11"d<br>SOLD
Well Wishers


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<div class='title'>Well Wishers</div><br>flameworked, fused and coldworked glass, mirror, soup pot, meat grinder handle, door knob, grass, weeds, zippers, eggshells, feathers, bones, tatting, flowers, leaves, copper, leather, rubber grommets<br>32"h x 23"w x 21"d<br>
Well Wishers


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Mom to the Rescue


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<div class='title'>Mom to the Rescue</div><br>Flameworked and fused glass, vintage toaster, roller skate, hand drill, brass pins, copper, lead<br>19.5"h x 19"w x 12"d<br>
Day Churns into Night


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<div class='title'>Day Churns into Night</div><br>Vintage butter churner, acrylics, glass, watch parts<br>14"w x 8"h x 5.5"d<br>
Day Churns into Night


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Iron Woman


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<div class='title'>Iron Woman</div><br>Flameworked figures, artist-wrought steel hangers, vintage irons and board, mirrors, fabric<br>14"w x 22"h x 5.5"d<br>SOLD
Iron Woman


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I'm All Ears


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<div class='title'>I'm All Ears</div><br>Kiln cast glass, emu egg, pedestal <br>9"w x 3"h x 3"l<br>
Mama Mia


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<div class='title'>Mama Mia</div><br>Vintage encyclopedia, found objects of metal wood, fabric, doll parts, photo of artist's painting on canvas, copper-backed glass tiles, mirror, vintage pins and fabric, vintage letter, soil <br>Closed: 8"w x 8"h x 14"d; Open: 6"w x 18.5"h x 14"d<br>
Mama Mia


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Push Me Pull You


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<div class='title'>Push Me Pull You</div><br>Flameworked figures, kiln-cast wheels, sheet glass, mirror, skateboard, borrle, artist-wrought chain, copper foil and solder <br>17.5"w x 17"h x 7"d<br>
The Thread That Binds Us


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<div class='title'>The Thread That Binds Us</div><br>Flameworked hand, photos of artists portraits, vintage book cover, hinges, zipper, artist-made tatting, fescue seed, weeds, mirror, sewing pins, egg shells, fabric, metal parts, thread, copper foil, acrylics <br>Closed: 11"w x 7.5"h x 5"d; Open: 11"w x 10"h x 5"d<br>
The Thread That Binds Us


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Time For Change


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<div class='title'>Time For Change</div><br>Flameworked (solid and blown) glass, sand, metal parts (vintage and new),  artist-wrought iron, glass, fescue seed <br>14.5"w x 8"h x 8"d <br>
Tools of the Trade


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<div class='title'>Tools of the Trade</div><br>Flameworked glass tools, acrylics, glass cup with kiln-cast base <br>10"w x 6"h x 6"d<br>
June Cleaver Unplugged


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<div class='title'>June Cleaver Unplugged</div><br>fused glass, zippers, fabric, acrylics, wood cabinet<br>19.5"h x 14.5"w x 4"d<br>SOLD
Mother


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<div class='title'>Mother</div><br>flameworked glass, kiln-cast glass, mixed media<br>18"h x 14"w x 7"d<br>
Mother


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Protea Emerging from Drowning


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<div class='title'>Protea Emerging from Drowning</div><br>fused glass, copper, fiber paper<br>19"h x 11"w x 8"d<br>
Reflection


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<div class='title'>Reflection</div><br>Kiln-cast glass and oils<br>11"h x 11"w x 5"d<br>
The Dressing Room


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<div class='title'>The Dressing Room</div><br>cast glass, mixed media<br>18"h x 18"w x 7"d<br>
Tower of Industry, Grandmother Stitches


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<div class='title'>Tower of Industry, Grandmother Stitches</div><br>flameworked glass, mixed media<br>14.5"h x 9"w x 9"d<br>
Trapped in Rigidity Straining for Release Apartheid Series


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<div class='title'>Trapped in Rigidity Straining for Release Apartheid Series</div><br>Flameworked glass, Beans, ball jars, water<br>14"h x 24"w x 10"d<br>
Skewed View


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<div class='title'>Skewed View</div><br>flameworked glass, gold/silver foil, acrylics<br>12"h x 12"w x 18"d<br>SOLD
Growth Where You Least Expect It


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<div class='title'>Growth Where You Least Expect It</div><br>glass, seed, aluminum, caulk<br>14"h x 18"w x 5"d<br>SOLD
Keeping It Together


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<div class='title'>Keeping It Together</div><br>plate glass, prismacolor, zipper, thread<br>19"h x 13"w x 8"d<br>
Incubator


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<div class='title'>Incubator</div><br>plate glass, brass, rubber, mixed media<br>10"h x 15"w x 15"d<br>SOLD
Incubator


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Pelvic Twist


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<div class='title'>Pelvic Twist</div><br>kiln-cast glass, seed pods, varnish, steel base, prismacolor<br>17"h x 13"w x 13"d<br>
Pelvic Twist


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