I have always had a passion for glass. My love for this art started
40 years ago with stained glass learned during high school, glass
in college, and fusing for the past dozen years. My interest in this
medium has not slowed down.
I grew up in Illinois, received a bachelor degree in Business
Administration and a minor in Art at Illinois State University. I
married, moved to Colorado in the early 80s, continued with a paralegal
certificate and fully immersed myself into glass after raising our
Glass is fused using one of my three kilns located in my home studio.
Temperatures for a full fuse might go as high as 1500 degrees, the
process taking 8-15 hours which is determined by the thickness of the
glass. Depending on the outcome desired, some pieces may be in the
two or three different times. There is rarely a day when one of my
are not running. There is something special about taking a flat sheet
of glass, cutting it into various shapes, and programming a kiln to
it into something new and interesting.
I am currently having fun making
my mid century modern panels, most featuring cats.
I'm a member of the Glass Artists of Colorado and the Boulder County
Alliance. I've exhibited, sold items, and won awards at the Echters'
Glass Art Show, 40 West Gallery, and the Cheyenne Botanic Garden Show,
among others. I currently have work at galleries in Georgetown,
City and Lyons, Colorado.