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Born in Scotland, Jerre Davidson immigrated to Canada in 1988. Her early career in dance at the Scottish Ballet School in Edinburgh, Scotland instilled in her a love of rhythm and movement and she seeks out these patterns in the landscape as inspiration. Working from photographs she takes of the local countryside, she captures a specific moment in time that is then interpreted in glass. She shapes the glass trees and branches over a flame and using frits (small granules of glass) she sets out the images layer by layer to communicate her experience to the viewer.
Some pieces are assembled and fired face down allowing for a more impressionistic image. Others are composed of a number of layers fired face up many times to create complex visual depth. She sometimes manipulates the glass in the kiln while it is hot to add more movement to the piece but in every work the underlying goal is to communicate the movement and rhythm within the landscape. Currently, she is exploring sculptural kiln-cast work. The movement of waves and currents and local rock formations are the inspiration for these pieces. Her work has been exhibited in Korea, Scotland, USA and Canada and is in private collections nationally and internationally. Jerre’s studio is situated in an area close to the Elora Gorge, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Ontario, Canada.