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I've always loved glass but until a few years ago hadn't had the time or opportunity to explore working with it as an artistic expression. While raising my family and pursuing jobs that paid for life's necessities, I dabbled in many different handcrafts; sewing, knitting, stenciling and general household painting and furniture refinishing. But now that my children are independent adults and with their love and support and the encouragement of friends, I've been able to devote the time to what has become a passion: kiln-forming glass in a studio that I've built in my home. This is where the love and respect for the medium starts. Each GlassPiece is hand cut, crafted and kiln-fired as many as five times to bring out its inherent beauty.

Starting out it was all about working at making something out of pieces of glass. What I've found is that sharing my art is the best part of the…

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  • Born on March 11
  • Joined December 24, 2011

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I've always loved glass but until a few years ago hadn't had the time or opportunity to explore working with it as an artistic expression. While raising my family and pursuing jobs that paid for life's necessities, I dabbled in many different handcrafts; sewing, knitting, stenciling and general household painting and furniture refinishing. But now that my children are independent adults and with their love and support and the encouragement of friends, I've been able to devote the time to what has become a passion: kiln-forming glass in a studio that I've built in my home. This is where the love and respect for the medium starts. Each GlassPiece is hand cut, crafted and kiln-fired as many as five times to bring out its inherent beauty.

Starting out it was all about working at making something out of pieces of glass. What I've found is that sharing my art is the best part of the process. It gives me great satisfaction to see a flat piece of glass transform into a beautiful item that can add color to someone's home and their life. It may be a functional dish or a decorative item that graces a table or sideboard, but each time your eyes fall on it, even for just a second, a smile will light your face because you've enjoyed a thing of beauty. Or maybe it was a gift from someone special and seeing it reminds you of them and that they thought of you when purchasing this piece of art. That single item has given you pleasure and made you forget the events of the day. That is why I love to create these GlassPieces.

May your choice of a GlassPiece give you pleasure whether as a gift for someone special or for your own home. It has been my pleasure to create it for you. There is no doubt it will add color to your life.

Because your GlassPiece is just that, glass, it is food safe. Whether an objet d'art or a functional plate, please treat your new acquisition with care by hand washing and not placing it in the microwave.


New pieces will be posted as I continue to explore and experiment, so don't be a stranger to the site. Come back and visit often!

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