Lake lover. Wolf mother. Captivated by glass.
I love creating handmade, nature-inspired blown glass homewares, decor and art pieces in my garage studio. All my glass work is made at home by me, and I’ve now been working in glass for twenty years. This will be my sixth year running my own business full time. I’m also a full-time stay at home mom to 3 & 4-year-old boys.
The Art Process
The artistic process begins when I imagine and sketch a piece. I use three different sizes of oxygen and propane-fueled torches to melt and blow the glass and I use a kiln to slowly cool the glass in my home studio. At the end, I assemble all the little bits and I see my glass pieces come alive!
The Artist's Journey
I have always wanted to be a maker, though I thought I was going to be a potter. During high school I took a stained glass course which ignited my passion for working with glass. When I went to craft college I changed my mind and switched to a hot glass major on a whim! I guess you could say that the independent solitary nature of glass work really appealed to me. I love sharing what I do and introducing people to the process of working with glass, so don’t be shy to get in touch if you're curious!
Borosilicate is another name for scientific glass. It allows me to work in fine detail and capture the feeling of motion and softness within an extremely hard material.