I love the art of glass making, not so much because of the finished work, but because of the
journey the art takes me on, and the satisfaction I get while on that journey.
Exploring glass began for me in the mid-seventies in the form of stained glass that I sold at
art fairs, as well as commissions in homes. I expanded my horizons by travelling to the
east coast, where I earned a BFA in glass, with a focus in glass blowing (hot glass).
I returned to California, and opened my own glass-blowing studio. From there, I have moved on
to working in warm glass, manipulating glass powders into beautiful patterns and textures,
the most inspiring and satisfying form of glassmaking so far for me.
Glassmaking speaks to me...asking me to express myself in the colors, textures and shapes
that I create. My inspiration comes from my incessant desire to define my "style".
Presently, my glass powder pieces draw from nature's textures. I conjure up earth and sea,
rock and water, rigidity and fluidity. To be able to shape, color and create glass is a
pleasure for me each day. My wonderful and passionate journey with glass continues.
Realistic oil painter 1970-78
Stained glass artist 1973-79
Assistant to Dale Chihuly Pilchuck Glass Center 1979
Assistant to William Bernstein and Rob Levin Burnsville, N.C. 1980
Studied ceramics and glass design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University 1980-1984
Graduate Cum Laude
Glassblowing artist 1979-1986
On Hiatus while growing a family and private business with husband.
2005-2014 glass blowing while running the family business.
2014-Present Working with glass powders
PAST SHOWS AND EVENTS
Pacific Art League
SVOS Open Studios
TALK ART INTERVIEW:, where I discuss about my technique and approach to my glass.
COCA open studios, La Piazza
The Coastal Arts League and Museum Half Moon Bay, Ca.
The Peninsula Art Gallery, Burlingame, Ca.
Presently exhibiting at local art fairs. Reference my home page for upcoming events.
I manipulate glass powders either on fiber paper firing multiple times until I have a sheet of glass that I then heat up and "slump" into a mold. Or I "move" dry glass powders on a piece of sheet glass and form an image. Firing time and time again, adding more powders until I consider it finished.