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…
- Joined May 22, 2010