Visual Artist: Glass
Glassblowing is my life’s passion. I am attracted to the mystical qualities of fluid glass. It is truly challenging to manipulate and persuade a media that you can’t touch with your hands. Instead I have to rely on different methods of shaping and forming the glass, such as wood blocks, wet newspaper, and gravity.
I’m best known for my love experimenting with a variety of colors and glassblowing techniques. Some of my favorite work has copper foil embedded into the glass. The chemical reaction between the heat of the glass and the foil creates an amazing color palate. Another technique I love is adding baking soda to the glass, which makes for a “Bubblicious” creation. Other new work includes hanging pendant lights and “Memories” paperweights, ornaments and other glass pieces into which the cremains of a loved one, human or pet, are enclosed into what becomes an everlasting memorial.
I love the emotions that come over me while coaxing the hot glass and its color possibilities into a unique, beautiful piece of art. With each piece I make, I try to pass on my passion for glass to the new owner.