I first tipped my blowpipe into hot glass in 1980 at Carnegie- Mellon University. I've been dreaming and thinking about glass ever since. I've studied glass blowing and lamp working with outstanding instructors and artists throughout the years. I've tried many techniques and have made many mistakes, all of which led me to the next step or idea. My passion continues to be hot glass. Recently, I have combined both blowing and lampworking processes. This work involves blowing vessel forms with a coil wrap and adorning these pieces with 3- pronged lamp worked beads. I view these beads as elements that repeat themselves, creating an elaborate design of texture and color. The beads allow the blown glass to reach beyond its defined boundaries. My goal is that both techniques will enhance one another, creating an object of beauty and intrigue.
"The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance on swiftly finding your way around obstacles. If you follow the fox totem wisdom, your maybe called to use or develop quick thinking and adaptability. Responsive, sometimes cunning, this power animal is a great guide when you are facing tricky situations."