I have had extensive training in glass techniques and fine art, although I am largely self-taught in my current methods.
I create works in kilnformed glass, specializing in one-of-a-kind abstract wall hangings and panels. The glass is heated in a kiln to shape it or to fuse different layers.
My earlier work consisted of glass collages in which several layers of glass are bonded together at a low temperature to produce texture and definition.
I combined highly contrasting types of glass in this work – mainly transparent and iridescent, with some opaque and dichroic elements.
In recent work I combine micromosaic fusing/casting, enameling, gilding, coldworking, and flameworking, to produce atmospheric landscapes. Using multiple layers of crushed glass, glass powders, and sheet glass, I create distinctive colors, textures, and effects of depth.
Several separate firings are required for my multilayered creations. My glass lattice-work is produced by sifting layers of glass powder directly onto a kiln shelf and then creating the lace-like pattern, using brushes. Extensive coldworking and several firings are often necessary for the desired effect to be achieved.