Cyndy Carroll is an artist from Central Texas turning kilned formed glass into textured and colorful works of art. After spending many years as a floral designer, Cyndy began exploring the ancient art form of fused glass. She had learned to paint with oils at an early age and this love of oil painting led her to the practice of fusing compatible glass to create art panels using only colored glass. Each fused glass piece is formed by cutting and shaping different colors of glass and then firing the piece in a kiln to create a unique piece of artwork. Each layer is added and the piece is fired multiple times to achieve the texture that brings the piece alive. To keep the integrity of the glass, the heating and cooling process of the kiln has to be done at a slow and steady rate of temperature. Many pieces can take weeks to create. Although the art of fusing glass in a kiln is centuries old, it is a technique that has been rediscovered in the recent past. Only glass with the same coefficient of thermal expansion can be used to create a piece that will be stable. Manipulating the glass into different and various forms that are then fused together to create art panels is a new and ever changing medium. Cyndy is excited to express her artistic vision in this old but new again form of art. Cyndy's love of nature and especially trees is reflected in her pieces. Ranging from landscapes to still life's to seascapes, she creates works of art that have a texture and depth that are not usually found in the fused glass art world.