When I'm not sketching or designing, I enjoy taking care of dogs and traveling. As an artist, many of my fused glass pieces are directly influenced by the dogs I care for, my travels and southwest nature.
I also enjoy re-purposing empty wine bottles, syrup bottles or most any glass bottle into platters and spoon rests and bowls so that they can, once again, be the center of attention at any gathering or home.
I've always been fascinated by stained glass since I was little. When I was 30 I was able to take a stained glass class, and yes, as you probably guessed, it was in a church. I have been hooked ever since!
(My very first piece is the little frog prince pictured opposite this text.)
I work in glass, sheet glass, powder glass, rods and frit (sand like pieces of glass). I also use stringers and noodles and glass paint. I hand cut each piece, then use lead, solder and copper for stained glass pieces and use the kiln to heat the glass pieces together for fused pieces.
Each creation manifests from the world around me. No two creations are identical due to the nature of the glass, hand cutting or the kiln process.