“When you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that you didn’t know were there and wouldn’t be there for anyone else.” Joseph Campbell
My introduction to glass art was quite by chance. I was renovating my kitchen a few years ago and my carpenter said it was time for me to choose the textured glass I wanted for my cabinets. As I was paying for my glass I noticed a small sign advertising stained glass classes. My journey of “bliss” began. A life long interest in crafts has culminated in finding my true passion for glass art in all its myriad manifestations.
My studio was created within a few months of that first glass art class! I am simultaneously thrilled and at peace while I create three forms of glass art: stained; fused; and lamp work. I have been able to create lampshades, windows, panels and boxes in stained glass. My fused creations are both functional dishes and “glass art” pieces for custom designer display. Often I will combine these forms, such as having lamp work beads on stained glass boxes. Fused “pot melt” glass becomes an elegant vase or sushi dish!
I work every day in my studio; I read glass art books when the day is done; I dream of new patterns of color and design at night. Crazy for my art? Yes. Passionate? Yes.
A year ago I began selling my work in several Galleries around the State. Over the next few years I would like to hone my skills further and make larger multi-process glass creations. In five years I hope to be involved in glass art in ways that, even to me at this time, are a mystery.
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