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I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. My journey as an artist began at a very early age when my Mother showed my sister and I how to dig clay out of a hill on our Grand parent's farm, mold it and bake it in the sun. Little did we know that child's play would turn into a lifetime of creativity.

Our Mother always made sure we were learning how to create something Out of that came my first business making and selling potholders. I went door-to-door selling potholders for $1 to finance my Barbie doll collection.

During my school years, I was more into drawing than working with my hands. There were lots of cut classes spent in the Art room. I ended up with a One Man Show and an Art competition, where I won 3rd place.

In college, my major was Art. It was like a full circle moment because my favorite…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 5
  • Joined May 6, 2006

Favorite materials

Stained Glass, Clay, Metal, Gourds

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About

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. My journey as an artist began at a very early age when my Mother showed my sister and I how to dig clay out of a hill on our Grand parent's farm, mold it and bake it in the sun. Little did we know that child's play would turn into a lifetime of creativity.

Our Mother always made sure we were learning how to create something Out of that came my first business making and selling potholders. I went door-to-door selling potholders for $1 to finance my Barbie doll collection.

During my school years, I was more into drawing than working with my hands. There were lots of cut classes spent in the Art room. I ended up with a One Man Show and an Art competition, where I won 3rd place.

In college, my major was Art. It was like a full circle moment because my favorite class was ceramics. I just couldn't get away from the smell and feel of clay. It was there that my work was one of the few chosen to display our work at The Kromah Gallery. Ceramics would also become another business venture, along with my sister, Cynthia Fardan, where we made and sold Afrocentric Tableware. Our work has been displayed many places such as the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, The Heritage Museum, and the Maryland Historical Society.

Stained glass became a serious passion after I took a class in 1997. I have always loved color but it is never as brilliant as when the sun shines through glass. I have always designed my own work, which makes everything I make truly an original.

As I was honing my skills as a glass artist, my sister was doing the same as a webmaster. She created my website and found places she thought was a good fit for my work. One of those places was Electronic Cottage Gallery. It was there that the producers of HGTV's Crafters Coast To Coast discovered my work. The show aired in June 17, 2005, a few days after I left my last job. Timing is everything!

Additionally, Dragonfly Software, makers of the premier software for stained glass design, selected my work as its prestigious design of the month for July 2005 and again for September 2009.

My mission is to provide high quality stained glass art at prices that are affordable. I firmly believe that everyone should have some form of art in their possession. I will also customize stained glass art work for those with special interests. If you would like further information, please email me at

Angela [at] AfricanSand.com

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