I adore glass! Being a glass artisan is a privilege and I love that my art brings beauty and joy into the world! There is no other material that I know of with its brilliance and luster that is happy to be transformed in so many ways. Nor another material that can take on its multitude of appearances: glossy or matte, vitreous or stone, solid or flowing, translucent or opaque, or color changing with the light.
I find the challenging processes of kiln forming satisfying and take pride in my ever-expanding skillset of techniques: various fusing methods as well as draping, slumping, casting, molding, melting, and hand-working.
I have worked with various materials since childhood, adding glass in 2007. So, having the ability to incorporate metals, whether upcycled industrial parts or sterling silver inclusions is an exciting part of my practice that builds on my lifetime of experience. And working in my own shop with head, hands, and heart, keeps me connected to my family’s heritage of handcrafting, reuse, and repair.
Whether I am creating functional works for the home, body, or gifts; like tableware and décor, sculptures for walls or surfaces, or wearables the possibilities for design seem infinite!
Curious to know more? I always welcome questions, am eager to hear your stories and want to find out: how can I help you?