I have been working with glass for the last 16 years and have been creating things for as long as I can remember. I have yet to meet a material that I haven’t liked! My two main focuses are Handblown Glass and Jewelry. When the Glassblowing furnace is off for the summer, I switch over to kilnformed glass and funky, Folk Art inspired stained glass. When I catch up with the bills, then I take the time to make some larger Glass and Metal Sculptures.
I’ve come to this “Art” thing a bit later in life. No one ever told me you could study Art in college, so I got a degree in Biology. What was I thinking?
Anyway, I finally figured it out : )
Now, when I’m not making stuff and selling it, I work in the Art Department of a local college. Besides studying at the college where I now work, I have studied at the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Vitrum Studios, Tuscarora Lapidary Society, a Bronze Art Foundry as well as taking many other private classes.