Manolo Ferrer, Spanish-born and currently residing in Andorra, is an artist who has been working in the world of stained glass for 15 years. Utilizing the leaded and Tiffany techniques in his pieces, Ferrer, a master of the light box, first paints the intended picture in watercolor and then translates the design using both transparent and colored glass. He is mostly inspired by nature, often bringing paints with him on runs so that he may document any landscapes of note that he encounters. When he transfers his work to glass, though, the paper becomes obsolete.
Ferrer’s pieces are elegant, and he strives to use light, color, and tone to make his glass appear as naturalistic and three dimensional as possible. And as a deeply emotional person, he aims for his consumers to briefly remove themselves from reality, from the horrors that face our modern world, and to imagine that they are experiencing the world of his glass designs, to completely submerge themselves in the sensual beauty of what the earth has to offer.