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For me, creative exploration is a thirst that can only be quenched if I express myself through colour, texture and shape. I’m blunt and honest, a quality that shines through in all my creative pursuits. I’ve been an active creative my entire life. Starting from a young age when my family would vacation to the ocean almost every summer, I would be bewitched by the textures, smells and glossy mystery of the ocean and what could live within its depths. The ocean has undertones of fantasy and science fiction which fuel my imagination to no end.

I incorporate all these aspects into my glasswork both on a conscious level as well as subtle tones coming through without realizing it at first glance. I tend to begin with colour and the rest flows from there. My work is created by melting glass in a kiln, most with several firings. The glass is set up to flow in a linear fashion, but I…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 8
  • Joined July 28, 2009

Favorite materials

Glass, Art Glass, kiln formed glass, warm glass, dichroic glass, recycled glass, melted glass

About

For me, creative exploration is a thirst that can only be quenched if I express myself through colour, texture and shape. I’m blunt and honest, a quality that shines through in all my creative pursuits. I’ve been an active creative my entire life. Starting from a young age when my family would vacation to the ocean almost every summer, I would be bewitched by the textures, smells and glossy mystery of the ocean and what could live within its depths. The ocean has undertones of fantasy and science fiction which fuel my imagination to no end.

I incorporate all these aspects into my glasswork both on a conscious level as well as subtle tones coming through without realizing it at first glance. I tend to begin with colour and the rest flows from there. My work is created by melting glass in a kiln, most with several firings. The glass is set up to flow in a linear fashion, but I try to create more fluid organic forms. Using vibrant dichroic glasses as well as frits and metal objects for depth, I experiment with firing schedules to create texture and shape. I’m constantly learning new techniques to push my boundaries.

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