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SOAR Welcomes Artist Vicki Korpa!

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The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Victoria Korpa, artisan handcrafted soapmaker and fused glass artist! A lovely person with a pair of companion art forms to beautify your skin, bath and home, let’s get to know a bit about Vicki…

 

The spark of creativity is the spark of life! For fused glass artist Vicki Korpa, this statement easily and accurately sums it up. Opportunities for creative work are all around us. It’s a matter of paying attention to see them, plucking them out of the air and making them into reality.

Vicki and her husband Mike, who is also a fused glass artist, were married in 1974 and have successfully raised two children, Rebecca and Aaron. They are now able to pursue their art and often collaborate on projects, especially those they are creating for their new home.

Vicki opened her business, Mountaintop Handmade Creations, LLC, in 2004. At that time the main focus was beautifully crafted handmade soap. Her soap has many shapes such as dragonflies, hearts, sunflowers, pears, turtles and Goddesses. Since the dragonfly is very dear to her heart, she decided it would be the logo for her business. To her, the dragonfly symbolizes JOY, new beginnings and change. The play of light on their iridescent wings inspires some of her creations. She can see them first hand all over their property.

As the soap business progressed, Vicki wanted to make soap dishes to accent her sculpted bars. Thus began her love affair with fused glass. She took a class in Portland in 2004 with Jane Persico to learn about using frit (tiny pieces of glass) and mold making. Her other teacher is her husband, Mike who has shown her many techniques and styles for texture, shape and design. Most of her work is “functional” art like soap dishes, sushi sets, bowls, plates and platters, although she is not limited by them. Recently, she has created larger works that can be displayed in home and office.

Vicki and her husband spend hours in their state-of-the-art studio with three kilns and a sizeable inventory of glass, frit and accessory equipment.

Please review Vicki’s new listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, one in the Lifestyle Artists category for her artisan soaps, lotions and bodycare products and the other in the Visual Arts category for her beautiful glass housewares and art! Use the web links and contact info to visit her website, then make a connection. Clearly her companion art forms make Vicki Korpa a source of terrific artisan gifts everyone should keep on file for gift-giving occasions and for your own home!

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