I’m delighted to create a very unique gift guide highlighting Boston-area artists and makers’ amazing work. The first artist I am profiling is Kolika Chatterjee of Glass Paper Scissors, who epitomizes the essence of maker and artist. A mother and prominent creator in the Somerville, MA, arts community, she works with glass to make objects and wearable art that is both functional and beautiful.
“Glass Paper Scissors evolved from a line of mixed media and repurposed glass arts to primarily focus on stained glass and kiln-formed glassware for home, garden and office use and wearable art, a.k.a. jewelry,” Kolika says.
Kolika’s extensive travel, her passion for poetry, her observation of human nature, and the challenging and beautiful medium of art inspire her glassmaking.
She is a chemist at heart, and in spite of the difficulty of working with glass (and many Bandaids), she cherishes the medium and accepts that at times things will break. Such is the price of an artists’ dedication.
Kolika was recently named Artist of the Month by the Somerville Arts Council, a well-deserved honor. Let her work inspire your holidays, and give a gift that is truly one of a kind.
Find her work at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at the Signature Shop, Gore Place Historic Mansion Gift Shop Waltham, Blue Cloud Gallery & Gift Shop at Ball Sq., 713 Broadway, Somerville (open 10-6, Wed-Sat, 11-4 Sun), or order directly through her Etsy store. Show her the love by following her on Facebook and Instagram.