/ ARTIST STATEMENT
Glass has been a medium of statement for me for more
than 25 years. I started as a stained glass enthusiast
while pursuing a career in Medical Technology. Glass
gradually took over, evolving from a hobby to a spare
time business to a full time obsession. Over the years
my work has included Japanese-style art glass lamps,
elegant jewelry boxes, and decorative hanging panels.
current series of fused and slumped plates and bowls
is relatively new, resulting from a sabbatical from
production stained glass about three years ago.
experience has included glass blowing with several Hudson
Valley, NY studios and workshops at Penland School of
Crafts in North Carolina and Urbanglass in Brooklyn,
NY (where I will be teaching this summer).
work is featured in a new manual for glass fusers- Contemporary
Warm Glass- and has been included in several invitational
exhibitions at selected galleries Fusing, or kiln-forming
glass, like glass blowing, is an ancient technique that
is undergoing a revival.
fusing, the piece is set up cold, using a variety of
techniques in common with traditional stained glass
and mosaics. Firing in an electric kiln follows at temperatures
up to 1800 degrees F. As many as 4 firings may be required
to achieve the desired appearance and form. Grinding,
sandblasting and polishing produce the final piece.
work is influenced by texture and pattern from many
sources including Native American fabrics, Italian masonry,
classic quilts, and wood marquetry. The richly textured
and deeply colored glass vessels that result highlight
the magical interplay of glass and light and are variously
opaque or luminescent, playful or formal, spontaneous
or intricately structured.
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