Glass artist Shayna Leib (previously), like anyone, is deeply attracted to the seductive pull of decadent pastries. Unlike most however, Leib is unable to indulge. Her body reacts to several aspects of puffed pastries and chocolate mouses. And causing her to have many severe dietary restrictions. It was this void that pulled her towards the desire to work with the unattainable, to recreate the objects she couldn’t eat.
To create the glossy sculptures she combines elements of porcelain and glass. It utilize nearly every technique for both to achieve the hyper-realistic quality of each faux dessert.
Like a typical French pastry would be rolled, glazed, baked, and trimmed, Leib hot-sculpts, fuses, casts, grinds, throws, and even pipes with a theme-appropriate pastry tube.