It has always been hard for me to write about myself. It seems a bit like bragging which I don’t like; but here goes. Fusing glass has been a way for me to reach my creative side.
I have never been able to draw or paint but I do like color. Crayola crayons were my first path to art-that big box with periwinkle, magenta and blue violet to name a few of my favorites! So when I discovered stained glass I dove right in. It was great fun to find [buy] all kinds of textured glass. Then I found out about kiln forming glass or fusing – even better. Gone were the restrictions of making perfect lines or edges! Hurray! So that was the start of my obsession.
My love of cooking has led me to focus on serving ware. Really doesn’t everything look better in a pretty bowl or on a fabulous platter? Even simple buttered green beans look great in a cobalt blue dish. Entertaining is made easier with the cocktail series like the martini and wine themes. The beer theme can double as a mocha or latte depending on the time of day.
As a former nurse practitioner I taught orthopedic workshops and over time my confidence grew so that I was comfortable offering workshops on glass fusing. It is fabulous to see what folks come up with – no experience needed. As always it is a surprise to see what the glass looks like when you open the kiln lid. Glass can shift as it heats so occasionally it does not turn out as you expected which adds to the experience; hopefully for the good!
That’s my story and I am sticking to it!
Each piece I create is done one at a time.
This creative process makes each one unique in it’s
While pieces in each line will be very similar, they will
never be identical . . .
that is what art-in-glass to wear and for
your home is all about!