I am drawn to
working with glass because I love the rich colors, but I also love the
inherent danger in glass. The razor sharp edges will hurt and draw
blood if not treated with respect!
Many of the materials I use
are scrap, broken, or left over pieces. Some of my most beautiful glass
is discarded, unique, hand blown.
Making beautiful art from broken pieces is very compelling.
glass and mirrors reflect light, changing their message as the viewer
moves, and as the ambient light changes. The pieces are constantly
changing, constantly in movement.
Layering colored glass and mirrors creates sculptural pieces that have even more changes with light and movement.
glass is an act of mystery and magic. I find it exciting that I don’t
know exactly what the glass will do when it is melted; the lack of
control, even with extreme care, over the alchemy makes opening my kiln