Gundi Viviani-Finch – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Gundi Viviani-Finch

Gundi works in glass and textiles. She was born in Germany and lived several years in Chile before moving to Canada in 1973. Gundi’s studio is beautifully situated in a pretty Cape Breton cove overlooking the open north Atlantic Ocean. The ever-changing nature and weather provide much of the inspiration for her unique sculptures, in particular the bright light and ice formations of the Canadian winter. Each of Gundi’s glass pieces is painstakingly created. Plate glass is cut into small pieces, then tumbled to remove sharp edges and bonded with an ultra-strong UV-activated adhesive into a multi-faceted sculpture. Art pieces can be made to order, including large-scale sculptures up to six feet tall. Gundi makes one-of-a-kind necklaces using felt, yarn, beads, buttons, metal jewellery. Her technique involves fine crocheting and embroidery.Each piece makes a striking and elegant fashion accessory.