I have always had an interest in creating art. My husband introduced me to glass fusing. In 2013, I took my first class with Tanya Viet and learned to create fused glass jewellery. Over the years I have taken classes by renowned instructors Patty Gray and Bob Leatherbarrow. I now work at Stained Glass Stuff, learning new techniques and being a TA for guest instructors, and out of my home studio where I experiment and create my pieces.
I heat art glass in a kiln, mixing a kaleidoscope of colours, with a little bit of paint here and the occasional metal inclusion there. I then properly anneal it to ensure quality and durability. I take great effort to coldwork the pieces into pleasing shapes with a beautiful, clear polish. Others may be sandblasted to a satiny, matte finish. Each piece has its own special character with no two ever being exactly alike.
Trees, landscapes and birds!