Roni Siegal is a talented artist who recently retired from teaching and moved to Provincetown to pursue her artwork full-time. Originally from the NY/NJ metropolitan area, she is a self-taught artist who has always enjoyed creating works of art using a variety of mediums, especially stained glass. As a teacher, she frequently created lessons for her students that fused her love of the visual arts with elements of music, language, and physical movement.
Roni’s current artistic focus involves incorporating items discovered along Cape Cod beaches into unique works of art and function. She is an assemblage artist (artistic composition made by creatively putting together found objects) who uses a Tiffany-style stained glass soldering technique to bring cohesion to the many shapes and objects used in her artwork.
Roni’s creative process starts as she walks along Provincetown beaches, combing the shoreline for sea glass, shells, pottery, and other interesting items. Her designs evolve as she visualizes how the unique flow and form of each shape connect together. Objects found are unaltered and integrated into designs in their original form.
Roni’s work is on exhibit in Provincetown and private collections in a variety of U.S. locations. Her work is represented by Cortile Fine Arts Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Master’s degree in Education
PAAM Members’ Exhibit, 2009
Delphi Art Glass Festival Exhibition, 2009
Epoch of Brewster Artist Auction for Charity, 2010
Delphi Art Glass Festival Exhibition, 2010
Delphi Recycled Art Glass Exhibition, 2011
Each piece of art I create is one-of-a-kind. It starts as I scour the beach searching for interesting objects such as sea glass, shards of pottery, shells, etc. Most of my composition ideas come to me spontaneously. Typically, a particular shape, color, or texture of a found item serves as the catalyst. It lures me in and inspires me to add more pieces. The shape and color of each object influences how it will potentially connect with other pieces. No assemblage starts with a precise view of what the finished piece will look like. The composition evolves as I continually add, remove, and move objects around until the work looks visually whole.