About Me

me!Like so many artists, I am totally inspired by Mother Nature’s amazing creations- foliage and flowers; fruits and veggies; fish and feathered friends; rivers, mountains, oceans and the infinite sky. My background and previous work experiences are in design, and I am naturally curious about processes, experimenting with all kinds of mediums. I am happy to have stumbled upon kiln glass after studying sewing, silversmithing, photography, graphic design, landscape design, papermaking, printmaking, and mosaic because if I found it first, I may never have tried those other mediums and I learned so much from them!

As to the whole creative process behind each series of work I produce; it is a bit of a mystery even to me. In the studio, I begin by creating glass parts and pieces; stenciled powders on glass, skinny glass rods molded into rhythmic waves, enamel doodles on glass; glass cast into relief molds, and murrine rods. When my bench is covered with this messy assortment of shapes, colors and textures, I move the pieces around.  At this point, I usually come up with a number of different color combinations that feel right for the season and start cutting and assembling shapes. It’s like working on a jigsaw puzzle without an image of the final product; even the individual puzzle pieces need to be created. The finished puzzle will only be seen after the assembly comes out of the kiln!

Education

Glass:
The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR
Diablo Glass School, Boston, MA

Printmaking:
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA

Graphic Design:
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; BFA graphic design

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