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I have always loved jewelry, colored glass, and making things--so it is a natural that they all came together!

I started off as a painter. I loved to push the paint around with a brush, what fun! It was exciting to watch the colors bloom across the canvas, layering one transparent color over another. And the smell of the oil paint and turpentine was so arty. But then. . . I discovered glass! So like painting, but using actual light as well.

The glass became the perfect medium for making little works of art. I do everything by hand--from designing to shaping, firing, and finishing. I even designed my own earring cards. In my art, as in my teaching, it has always been important to me to be authentic and original. I don't use molds, but shape or carve each glass piece by hand so that each pendant, pair of earrings, cufflink set, etc…

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  • Joined May 22, 2010

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GLASS Dichroic glass, transparent glass, acid, silver, gold, color lots of it

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About

I have always loved jewelry, colored glass, and making things--so it is a natural that they all came together!

I started off as a painter. I loved to push the paint around with a brush, what fun! It was exciting to watch the colors bloom across the canvas, layering one transparent color over another. And the smell of the oil paint and turpentine was so arty. But then. . . I discovered glass! So like painting, but using actual light as well.

The glass became the perfect medium for making little works of art. I do everything by hand--from designing to shaping, firing, and finishing. I even designed my own earring cards. In my art, as in my teaching, it has always been important to me to be authentic and original. I don't use molds, but shape or carve each glass piece by hand so that each pendant, pair of earrings, cufflink set, etc. is unique unto itself. Though I occasionally use an enamel decal, such as the pawprint because I love cats, I generally avoid decals. I layer the glass like I layered oil paints--for misty veils and hidden treasures. Sometimes I do acid etch or add real gold, for a bit of fun.

I am an art educator as well, and am fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful students in my teaching career. I have been a teacher and artist for 25 years and hope to continue!

I hope my art glass jewelry dazzles and delights you!

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