About Me

Artist Statement

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 an  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. 


BIO
Realistic oil painter 1970-78
Stained  glass artist 1973-79
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.


 

TECHNIQUES:
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.