Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli are a husband and wife team that own and operate Twisp River Glass, a studio where they collaboratively design and create blown glass sculpture. Jeremy has been blowing glass since 1997, learning the skills of the craft through a traditional apprenticeship with Garth Mudge in Estes Park, CO. Allison has been working with glass since opening the studio in 2001. Their studio is located in an old barn on their small farm up the Twisp River.
In order to create each one of a kind piece, Jeremy and Allison incorporate traditional glassblowing skills together with woodworking and metalworking. Their simple, earthy forms serve as blank slates for their abstract, narrative imagery created by layering colors of glass and adding frit, powdered glass, and steel fibers. Finally, the surface is acid-etched, giving the finished piece its soft, matte finish and stone-like appearance. In their new mixed media sculptures, Jeremy and Allison introduce found objects, reclaimed steel, and wood. According to the artists, "We use cultural artifacts as a way of exploring our relationship with the land and to remind us of our interconnection with nature, with each other, and with our collective past."