Artist Statement & Biography
I’ve always been fascinated by the essential idea of glass, the change from liquid to solid. And the freedom of the artist, in the middle of that flow, to work her influence on the final form, to pull an abstract vision into something of tangible beauty, is fabulous. Since I also love being on the water — ocean, river, lake, mud puddle — it amuses me to create pieces that hark back that liquid: stable, but still full of motion. And so my work is alive with bubbles and waves, sea foam and movement. And recently, my repertoire — and palette — have expanded to include the changeable sky of sunset above the water.
When I took my first glassblowing class, my questions were simple: How? Why...
I have no formal training in glassblowing. I started taking classes at a fantastic studio in Maryland, about an hour from my home in Virginia, in 2010. The talented artists there have been wonderful about sharing their knowledge, and have helped me build my skills to the point glassblowing is no longer an avocation, but a second career.