As an artist I feel that what I make art from is an integral part of my artistic narrative. After years of experimentation, for my large pieces I have chosen to work almost exclusively with old window glass – one of the least recycled materials. For jewelry I use dichroic glass to mirror the colors of our beautiful world. I believe that the medium enhances the message – our shared environment is the only one we have, and the only one we will ever have.
I use various processes in my work, but the common element is that the pieces are kiln formed. I work on the glass when it is cold, both before and after it is placed in a kiln to be heat treated at temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 1600 degrees.
I have exhibited in shows from the west coast (Washington state and California) to the east (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and DC) and internationally in Sweizel, Germany; and have taught various glass techniques at Washington Glass School in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, The Crucible and Studio One in Oakland, California, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy, California, and Public Glass and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.