Since I was a child I have loved all things glass. After I graduated college and started my career in hotel management I traveled extensively and always went to galleries and shops that featured glass objects, artists and techniques.
For the last 10 years I got more serious about collecting glass but I also started to look for opportunities to get hands on experience and training. Learning the science of forming glass in a kiln and the various techniques that can be used were exciting. Two years ago I decided I was going to "go for it" and set up my own studio. I researched tools, equipment, glass, kilns and read every book on the subject. I was also able to apprentice with a glass artist based in Jackson, Wyoming.
In September 2012, I finally retired from my hotel career and began a new one as a fused glass artist. I have never been happier. I am still defining my work and continue to hone my craft with new techniques. I find that my sense of humor sneaks into many of my pieces resulting in a pop and folk art fusion. I love shapes, colors and freeform designs that make for interesting one of a kind pieces.
While I have created custom pieces for clients this is the first time I have put my work in a gallery and frankly I am terrified. I hope you will enjoy my work and watch me grow as an artist.