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After ten years a mini makeover was past due for BrottWorks. Working with five65 Design in New Orleans and lead by Scott McCrossen, BrottWorks new website has a format that is easy to navigate and gives clients clear information about the design process and how to commission custom projects.

The site features new work, video shot in the studio demonstrating process, and a client request form.

The new logo shares the BrottWorks mantra- Form Follows Function (F to the 3rd power)

It is evocative of the three story home + studio that BrottWorks designed and built in 2010 on the Freret corridor in Uptown New Orleans.

 

Cincinnati, OH – June 4, 2012

Andrew Brott and his design team created several new illuminated works for the latest Crave location in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The chandeliers are featured at the VIP and chef’s tables. This location marks the eighth Crave in which BrottWorks hand crafted chandeliers are featured.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in Summer, 2012.

Andrew Brott with chand at Crave Restaurant

 

New Orleans, LA – May 16, 2012

Andrew Brott was chosen for the 2012 Louisiana Artist Award by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.

The Award was presented in recognition of his unique talents and contribution to the rich cultural landscape of Louisiana. The opportunity will allow advance in his work and artistic career.

An award ceremony was in Baton Rouge at the Governor’s mansion where Andrew was presented a certificate by Lieutenant Governor, Jay Dardenne.

state cultural development logo

 

New Orleans, LA – May 5, 2012

Andrew Brott’s Kiln Fired Lotus Blossom Sculpture was selected to be a part of the NOLA NOW Part II : Abstraction In Louisiana at the  Contemporary Art Center in the Central Business District.

The Opening Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 5th and celebrated the artists with a reception.

The exhibit runs April 26- June 10th and featured artists from the Greater New Orleans area, whose work demonstrates the powerful influence of our surroundings.

The NOLA NOW exhibit is a three part series that will conclude in July 2012.

lotus blossum sculpture

 

New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles Magazine-Winter 2011
Featured Artist Profile –  Andrew Brott
by Ian McNulty

There’s a lot of change these days along Freret Street, an uptown commercial stretch with a bumper crop of new restaurants and other businesses. In the midst of them has risen the strikingly contemporary three-story home, studio and all around headquarters of glass artist Andrew Brott.

Inside, Brott channels his fervent energies into the hands-on work of creating mixed-media art glass installations, sculptures and chandeliers and also into his deep passion for research, studying the ideas of those who inspire him. That proves to be a highly varied roster, from 19th-century industrial pioneers and inventors to contemporary artists, authors and activists.

“You’re only as good as your research; you have to start there,” Brott says. “My goal is to use a traditional, craft-based medium to make fine art glass and sculpture.”

Brott grew up in the Midwest and had an early introduction to glass-making thanks to a high school apprenticeship. He was hooked from the start.

“I ended up at the age of 16 knowing exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” Brott says. “I’ve had many mentors – the elders, the craftspeople and artists who make a living with glass.”

He studied art glass at University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and he and his wife, Kellie Grengs, moved to New Orleans in 1993 to join the city’s then-burgeoning art glass community.

Today, Brott’s work covers a broad range of project types as he toggles between and among mediums, often blending them as he goes. For instance, in a new endeavor he calls “hand-carved photography,” he combines glass art, satellite imagery and traditional printmaking to create three-dimensional works based on the besieged Louisiana coast. For another project, he’s rendering Gulf Coast sea grass in 7-foot blades of sculpted glass. A dream, he says, is to create a gallery show centered on the region’s coastal issues.

Although these recent projects reflect local concerns, Brott’s work is better known farther from home. He has no local gallery representation, and nearly all of his sales come from outside the region. Still, he says the New Orleans experience has inspired and shaped his work.

“The reason I love New Orleans is that I can’t explain New Orleans,” he says. “If I could explain it 100 percent, I probably wouldn’t like it.”