Fred diFrenzi has been a pioneer in the field of kiln formed glass since 1984. His inclusion of ‘Code Red,’ an enameled and slumped Vitrolite nonrepresentational glass sculpture into New Glass Review (an international art glass competition sponsored by the Corning Museum of Glass) signaled a beginning in what would be an evolving journey transforming ordinary sheet glass into remarkable artistic statements.
Fred also enjoys the challenge of bringing his specialized processes and artistic temperament to a manufacturing setting. He has helped establish artistic directions for several companies, integrating art glass into their mix of product offerings. He helped substantiate the art glass vessel as a design icon for bathroom accessories with a well established supplier to the trade more than a dozen years ago. He still jokes about seeing his bathroom vanity designs now copied by the Chinese in the Lowe’s showrooms at 25% of the cost he was familiar with.
You can find many of Fred’s glass sculptures in several fine art museums and numerous public and private collections across the country. He has received numerous awards, including a nomination for a National Service to the Arts for work included in Indianapolis State Museum. 25 years of experience working with kiln formed glass has given diFrenzi a robust collection of experiences and a vast knowledge of materials and techniques. He incorporates his ideas into finished designs for art glass for residential and corporate environments.
Cardinal Shower Enclosures is extremely pleased to have Fred onboard designing our stunning thermally formed cast glass.