Glass Artist Diane Bragg

Portrait of Gulfport glass artist, and an old friend of Domain, Diane Posnanski-Bragg.

Portrait of Gulfport glass artist, and an old friend of Domain, Diane Posnanski-Bragg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Floridian Diane Posnanski-Bragg grew up in the Tampa Bay area and has been inspired by the tropical plants, flowers and wildlife she has encountered here since childhood, creating art reflecting the nature around her as she grew up.  She attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and after 25 years of “conventional” work in the fields of graphic and advertising design, she returned to her more creative roots, working with Postich Stained Glass Studio in Largo, Florida.

She soon established her own independent glass studio, and then partnered with her former husband working with stained and fused glass, as well as glass and metal sculpture.

A beautiful copper and glass creation by Diane Bragg.

A beautiful copper and glass creation by Diane Bragg.

The pair travelled extensively, participating in and accumulating awards at art shows throughout the country, including annual appearances at the Ann Arbor Art Fair and St. Petersburg’s Mainsail Art Festival.

Now as a solo artist with Diane Bragg Studio in Gulfport, the shapes, colors and essence of her art work celebrate the roots, leaves and blooms of Florida as much as ever.  Contemporary, bright and textural, Diane’s current fused glass pieces include jewelry, decorative wall plaques and hangings, including many that feature a single word of inspiration (“believe,” “breathe,” “imagine!”), as well as functional pieces such as clocks and coasters.

Diane's "Inspirations" line of fused glass plaques incorporate a single word of inspiration combined with fused glass elements, including a focal piece of dichroic glass.

Diane’s “Inspirations” line of fused glass plaques incorporate a single word of inspiration combined with fused glass elements, including a focal piece of dichroic glass.

Diane’s work, beginning with her stained glass pieces, has been a mainstay at Domain Home Accessories since its beginnings.

A colorful "fiesta" clock by Diane Bragg.

A colorful “fiesta” clock by Diane Bragg.