With a degree in
Environmental Science, I find that I approach art not only
aesthetically, but with a scientific eye, enjoying the scientific
precision required by working with warm glass. I started working
with pottery in the 1970's at Sertoma Art Center in Raleigh, NC,
continuing through the first half of the 1980's. During the 80's I
changed course to work with stained-glass off and on through the
early 2000's. I began dabbling in fused glass during my pottery
and stained-glass years, but was not satisfied with the results
until 2008, when I created my first set of pendants. My truly
intensive study and practice of fusing glass came in the last few
years, through private lessons with a Tucson glass artist and
further studies at
Tucson Stained Glass. Then
working on my own, combined with intensive workshops such as
“Slumpfest 2010”, (where I studied with glass legend Dan
Fenton), Slumpfest 2011 with Carrie Strope, as well as a
summer 2011 "Fusing With Recycled Glass Workshop" with
noted glass artist and author Brad Walker, fusing and casting glass quickly became my primary artistic
focus and effort. In 2013, I was invited to participate in the
International Tartan Festival in Glascow, Scotland.
am a member of the
Artists Studios at Fearrington Village.
We currently hold two artist shows and sales per year, usually
in April and October.
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In 2011, 10 of
my pieces were selected to appear in the juried
2011 Slumpworks Design Gallery.
I have lived in Chatham
County, NC, for over 20 years. Other artistic endeavors while here have
included fiber art, primarily felting, and jewelry-making. In
addition to working with warm glass, I am a website designer and