About Candace Pratt and Icings Glass
Candace began a second career in architectural kilnformed glass art in 2000 after 20 years in new product marketing in Fortune 500 companies. She is the owner of Icings® working with designers and architects to create custom glass sinks, backsplashes, lighting pendants and sconces and countertops.
After twenty years in corporate marketing and sales, I started a second career to fulfill my passion for fusing glass. In the late '90's I spent our savings and invested in kilns, sandblasters, grinding and polishing equipment and starting cutting glass. My work is architectural fused glass, including vessel sinks, lighting sconces and pendants, countertop slabs and tile. Teaming with interior designers and architects, I create glass art to fulfill the architectural dreams of our clients that I hope is viewed as the icing on the cake. Each year I travel somewhere in the world to study a new technique in a variety of classes and workshops and incorporate these skills into my architectural glass for my clients.
Functional Glass Art
Architectural Glass Art is a Team Effort
Functional art glass projects often require a team representing many disciplines. As designers define a new project and the full scope of the idea emerges, a team is assembled to carry out the specific elements of the project. Team members may include a metal artist to craft a pedestal for a glass vessel sink or to construct unique corbels for glass shelves. A UL-lighting designer will be part of the team for custom sconces and pendant fixtures. Water jet cutting is performed by a local business to cut a specific shape for a slab or cut a hole for a sink. As the final step prior to installation, the polishing and beveling of glass edges is done locally in Portland by a true craftsman.
Portland's Unique Leadership in Glass Manufacturing
Portland is home to the two main fused glass manufacturers: Bullseye Glass and Uroboros Glass. From my Portland-based studio, I bring to our clients around the US the complete sheet glass and accessory glass product lines for the latest colors, textures and styles. Once the design has been specified and the glass is selected, we can take your vision from an idea to a residential or commercial showpiece. Describe your architectural project to us and let's discuss how to make your ideas a reality.
awards & features
2013 Serving Up Style ‘Table Top Award’, Glass Water Floor for Urban I.D. Interior Design Service - Portland Home & Garden Show.
2010 Published in Art Glass Today, 2010 Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
2008 Peacemaker Award, Search for Peace Art Exhibit, Portland, OR
2007 “Cooking with Glass”, Home & Garden, The Oregonian
2013 Portland Home & Garden Show with Urban I.D. Interior Design Service, Serving Up Style
2012 Street of Dreams, J.T. Smith Co., Portland, OR.
2008 Street of Dreams, The Shelburne Co., Portland, OR
2007 Parade of Homes, Visionary Homes, Vancouver, WA
2006 Street of Dreams, Portland, OR
2004 Parade of Homes, Camas, WA
2001 Street of Dreams, Portland, OR
MS, University of Minnesota 1976
BS, University of Illinois 1974