JUAN & KATHRYN CUKIER
The ancient technique known as Millefiori was originated by the Venetian glass artisans in Italy. Juan and Kathryn Cukier are pioneering artists in the new medium of Polymer Clays. By using polymer clays and techniques they have personally developed, and then integrating the techniques the Venetians used with glass, they have created an intricate sculpture form which is called Veneer. This veneer artwork is sliced in thin pieces and applied to various surfaces, including glass.
Juan and Kathryn combine texture, color, design and style in a way that makes their finished work some of the most recognized and finest examples of polymer clay artistry in the world. With over ten years of dedication, they have begun to create a new understanding for this type of artwork.
Juan and Kathryn Cukier presently exhibit their work at several of the most prestigious shows in the country, including Walt Disney, "Festival of The Masters" in November of 1996 and Artigras rated number #15 in the top 200 shows in the country. Their work remains in public and private collections around the world. Locally they were among the fifteen artists invited to participate in the "Art Interiors" show to help raise money to benefit the Orlando Museum of Art. Currently, Juan and Kathryn are proud members of the National Guild Association for Polymer Clay Artists. Our future plans include donating our time to art awareness programs within our local school district.