Announcement Fused glass art for both decoration and every day use including plates, bowls, vases, candle holders, small boxes, and jewelry. My works are quite varied as I still love learning and trying new things. Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
Fused glass art for both decoration and every day use including plates, bowls, vases, candle holders, small boxes, and jewelry. My works are quite varied as I still love learning and trying new things. Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
Ex-Engineering Manager now addicted to all things fused glass!
I began working with fused glass several years ago as an outlet to my daily analytical work as an Engineering Director. And it was love at first try as I let myself go with the moment to add color and design. I fell in love with the creativity it allows experimenting each day and challenging myself with new techniques, mediums and colors and often not knowing what to expect until I open the kiln at the end of its cycle. I have a tendency to use the colors I find both serene (blues like the ocean) and exhilarating (reds and oranges like the sun).
Many of my ideas come to me in the middle of the night and the next day I stand in front of my work table with a blank slate and start to put my idea into motion. Glass is typically made using 2 sheets of 3mm glass stacked on top of each other. After figuring out the basic color scheme, shape and size, I just start moving pieces of glass until the idea gels. The first step in the kiln fuses the piece flat at approximately 1450 degrees F. You really never know how it will look until it is finished and I love peaking in to see what I created! The second step is to put the piece back into the kiln on a mold and at a lower temperature to take its final shape.
I enjoy challenging myself and learning new things as I explore the vast options in fusing and push my boundaries. I enjoy when others offer suggest ideas, color schemes and visions as it often pushes different boundaries. What I have discovered is that everyone has an affection for color and flow, and having art glass near them offers a sense of beauty and serenity which is the true beauty of glass. And I especially love sharing my passion with others!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Fused Glass Artist
Fused glass involves taking pieces of glass and firing them flat in a kiln to 1300-1500 degrees to fuse the pieces together. Later to take a specific shape, you fire them in a mold to approximately 1200 degrees. It is important to anneal any glass properly as it is cooling down to ensure its stability and I do this on every piece.
Additional creativity with glass happens as you add different shapes of glass or dichroic glass, gold, silver, copper, paint, and so forth to add perspective and character to your design. I still love the experimentation process and learning new things and so often no two pieces are alike since each piece is a new experiment.
I tend to gravitate towards blues like the seaside, and reds/oranges like sunsets. But I would be very happy to make you a custom piece based on the colors your enjoy.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For international orders I will typically ship USPS International.
Shipping and handling are noted for each item. There is a discount for multiple items.*
Your item except vases and jewelry will be wrapped in clear cellophane with a ribbon so that it is ready if this is a gift for someone else. Vases will be surrounded by colored tissue paper in the box so it will look presentable as a gift. Jewelry will be put in a small box with a ribbon.
I carefully wrap your item using bubble wrap and peanuts. I may use a slightly used box out of respect for the environment. However, if you prefer a new box, please just send me a message.
* Some items list a shipping price for when shipped with another item. If this is a plate, then this additional price only applies to another plate. If a jewelry item, it only applies to another jewelry item. If you purchase both a plate and a jewelry item, I will only charge you the shipping price for the plate.
Refunds and Exchanges
I really hope that you are satisfied with your item. However, if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please send me a message prior to leaving feedback, so that I may resolve the problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions at all for me, please feel free to send me a message.