Shayna Leib Brings To Life Glossy Hyperrealistic French Desserts From Porcelain And Glass

Shayna Leib is a glass artist with 20 years experience in the field to-date. She studied Russian literature, glassblowing, and classical piano while completing her Bachelors of Art degree in Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She then studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she got a Masters of Fine Arts in glass and metal.
‘No food is as powerful as dessert or gets as tied up in our issues of guilt, longing, abstinence, and attraction. We celebrate birthdays with it. Grandparents spoil children with it. It’s the first to get cut from a diet and the first some flock to for comfort. And yet for me, it represents the unattainable. I react to food with high histamine, salicylate, and copper content, and it results in very severe dietary restriction. This body of work started as a therapeutic exercise in deconstruction and a re-training of the mind to look at dessert as form rather than food. It soon became a technical riddle, and I became a food taxidermist of french pastries.
To glass, I combined my love of porcelain, realizing where one material floundered, the other excelled. This body of work utilizes nearly every possible technique in both mediums; glassblowing, hot-sculpting, lamp work, fusing, casting, and grinding in glass and well as the ceramic techniques of hand-building, throwing, and using a good old fashioned pastry tube.’ – Shayna Leib

Shayna Leib brings to life glossy hyperrealistic French desserts from porcelain and glass

Shayna Leib brings to life glossy hyperrealistic French desserts from porcelain and glass
Raspberries and cream

Shayna Leib brings to life glossy hyperrealistic French desserts from porcelain and glass

Shayna Leib brings to life glossy hyperrealistic French desserts from porcelain and glass
Raspberry mousse
Shayna Leib brings to life glossy hyperrealistic French desserts from porcelain and glass
Mango dark chocolate

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