My interest in crafts and artistic design began at the early age of four years old in my dad’s workshop in the basement of our Michigan home grinding and polishing precious and semi-precious stones to create exquisite jewelry. I grew up in a family with various creative enthusiasms that afforded me every opportunity to experiment with several different mediums including lapidary, crochet, macramé, calligraphy, doll making, and mosaics that all preceded my current journey in fused glass art.
To put people in touch with the magic of fused glass. To create unique handcrafted fused glass and beautiful jewelry that will make a statement using only high-quality materials that will live on for a lifetime.
HIGH quality materials
made with love
Glass Fusion Artist
After taking a glass fusing class in 2007, I found my new passion. I had spent much of my life experimenting with different mediums but the art of shaping glass got my creative juices flowing. I bought my first kiln second hand and eventually started familiarizing myself with different glass fusing techniques. Cutting glass sheets to shape them into intricate works of art, firing some pieces up to five times in the kiln at 1,450 degrees or higher. Each firing ranges from approximately 12 to 35 hours.
I am an award-winning hot mosaic glass artist. In 2015, I entered my first juried fused glass show where I showcased a creative hot mosaic piece. Hot mosaic is a technique where two or more layers of glass are fused together to give a piece more dimension. I created a Margaritaville beach themed cabinet door that was comprised of small details that included a shark bite out of a surfboard, that lost shaker of salt, a shark fin mark in the sand, a real shark’s tooth, and margaritas that included lime wedges and tiny red glass straws in a margarita glass.
I credit the tutors at The Stained Glass Shop, and amazing glass artists Gil Reynolds, Jayne Persico and Tanya Veit with invaluable lessons in technique.
Fused glass is a unique, elegant and timeless art form. For me, fused glass is a medium that provides an infinite source of creative possibilities through the combination of colors, textures, and techniques. I feel just like a kid on Christmas morning every time I open my kiln after a glass firing only to find a unique and magical piece of art.
I specialize in fused glass. My glass art creations are carefully and thoughtfully handmade in the U.S.A. Because each piece is handmade, no two pieces are exactly alike. My focus is on creating quality, one of a kind glass art. Unlike substandard mass-produced products, I only use high-quality materials.