Glass

 

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.

"Love, Hope, Joy, Peace"

fused/assembled glass wall panel with text, framed