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 of amazing crafters 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. Fused glass is not the same as stained glass. Fusing glass is typically done by layering specialized glass that can be fired in a kiln. There are several techniques that are used but it is all done in a kiln unlike stained glass, glass blowing or lampworking. Glass sheets are cut into shape, layered and fused into intricate works of art. Layering glass gives it a lot of depth and definition. When sunlight reflects onto dichroic glass, it makes it absolutely amazing and a super fun piece to wear! Every piece is fired in the kiln at least twice or as as many as six times depending upon the technique.
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, Dale Keating, 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 amazement and awe 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.