In my professional career, I was always driven by refining a vision into an achievable result. The path was never clear. Instead, it required continuously adapting based on what I learned along the way. As I hone my craft as a glass artist, I find that this pattern still applies. The result of one project provides learning for the next.
I use my own original designs in all of my glass projects. My focus on the flow of lines and use of color. Ambient light is also an important consideration for my stained glass projects. Is light projected onto the front of the glass? Or transmitted through the glass from behind? I'll choose different glass in each case. I often achieve increased depth and shading by using multiple layers of glass.
Color and line are no less important in my fused glass projects. In addition, I have to consider how glass reacts to heat. The result varies with the type, color and mass of glass. By controlling the use of heat, I can determine both the shape and the texture of the result.
Throughout this journey, I appreciate the ever present touch of serendipity that brings to life the unexpected.
After working as a legal assistant for many years, I retired in March of 2018.
With the encouragement of a friend and neighbor I started working with stained glass several years ago and continue to create stained glass panels for friends and family. I am drawn to organic designs for my work and focus on the use of color and texture when selecting glass.
Recently I have begun working with glass fusing and experimenting with new techniques in kiln-formed glass.
Heights Art Glass is an opportunity to share this work more broadly in the art glass community.