K. William LeQuier
K.William LeQuier began to experiment with glass as a readily available material in the early 90s, layering plate glass and carving pieces with a sandblaster and diamond wheel. Though labor-intensive, LeQuier found the process intriguing, providing him with many possibilities. He abandoned this method and has only recently returned to it, inspired by its self-imposed challenges. "My work," he writes, "is inspired by the drama of everyday events in the natural world where weather and time are catalysts for change."
LeQuier received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State College in 1975 and subsequently became an instructor there, later accepting a position at Penland School. His work is can be found in many collections, including that of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the American Glass Museum of Millville, New Jersey. His work has been shown across the U.S. in more than thirty exhibitions.
American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
Laminated plate glass, sandblast and diamond wheel carved. Painted steel stand, 25 x 20 x 2.5”
Laminated plate glass, sandblast and diamond wheel carved. Painted steel stand. 19 x 15.5 x 2"
Spiral Gyre, 2010
Laminated plate glass, sandblast and diamond wheel carved. Painted steel stand. 28 x 10 x 2.5”