The Tactile Aspect of Glass

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Carrie Iverson and Carhartt and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

Carrie Iverson and Carhartt

If I had to think of one word to describe Carrie’s work, it would be haunting. Not in the terrifying sense of the word. It’s the kind of work that sticks with you, like a dream glued to the back of your eyelids. Much of her work revolves around the idea of a memory. I really connect with that description. Carrie’s pieces feel like a faint whisper of something you stored in the back corner of your mind.

Carrie is a printmaker, painter, and glassworker— all in one. Bullseye Glass Company in Portland currently represents her. I got to tag along one day at Shatter Glass Group in Chicago as she put the finishing touches on a piece she’d been working on.

It’s refreshing that Carrie doesn’t take a standoffish approach to her art. She explains that she loves “the tactile aspects of glass— how it encourages people to touch it. The quality of the material is interesting because it suggests glass’s more functional history— as every day objects that are meant to be touched and held and used.”

Check out Carrie’s work here.