As a glass artist, my interests are split between stained glass, fused glass and flameworking.
I use the heat of the kiln to form my glass, varying temperatures, types of glass and firing times to produce different effects. Depending upon the task, work can be fired one time and up to six times. For functional glass, I often enjoy working with the wide range of transparent glass types, using molds to slump & shape the glass. I like to capture the phenomena of unique light and colors, yielding textures and distinct shapes on another surface that surrounds the total piece.
For art pieces, using bold colors, reactive glass types and pressed glass frit (small chunks) allows me to produce layers, retaining transparent imagery or using glass types that will create a reaction on the other piece of glass.
Working with a torch I design small jewelry pieces in various forms such as leaves, flowers and abstract designs. Pieces can also evoke a sense of tranquility or a reflection of strong movement.
In my work, The use various glass types, glass powders, stringers, dichroic glass, glass paints and fusing decals to create depth, layers and suggestive imagery.