Cynthia Newcomb - Fused Glass


Cynthia Newcomb resides in Punta Gorda after a lifetime of work and raising a family in northwestern Connecticut.

Her life-long passion for flora led to the ownership of a successful floral design studio in Connecticut where she resided with her late husband. Her work in the floral industry propelled her towards exploring many different art mediums. Her background in the floral industry and a deep respect for nature is a never ending source of inspiration for Cynthia.

Fused glass has become a passion and the exploration of color, dimension and space has led her to this current endeavor. She is currently working with Spectrum Glass and fires all of her own work at her home studio. The designs begin with cutting and using many different glass products to achieve the desired design effect. While she began creating more utilitarian pieces she is gravitating towards the creation of wall and free standing art pieces.

She has been fortunate to have received over 10 commissions in her first year of working in this medium.

She is currently a member of the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda and has served on their board of directors as Vice President and is also a member of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Since moving to Punta Gorda in 2011 Cynthia is enjoying exploring the rich art community here in Southwest Florida.

Find Classes with Cynthia Newcomb

Learn the fundamentals and an elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass, including, fusing, terminology, principles, equipment and materials. Gain an understanding of how warm glass forms and behaves while creating your own beautiful fused and slumped pieces. Supply List online.  Class Supply Kit available for purchase in VAC Art & Supply Store. Material Fee $40, includes start-up glass and kiln time.   

  • 4 Week Sessions – 10 Spaces per Class  
  • Friday, 1pm-4pm  

FUSED GLASS PLUS – Intermediate & Advanced  

Now that you know the basics, experiment and learn advanced glass fusing techniques for partial and full fused glass art work. Must have taken Introduction to Fused Glass before enrolling in this class. Material Fee $40, includes start-up glass and kiln time.   

  • 4 Week Sessions – 10 Spaces per Class 
  • Friday, 9pm-12pm