bio & artist’s statement

I’m a third-generation Arizonan, born and mostly raised in Phoenix,  with a degree in German from C.W. Post College of Long Island University.

Glass has always interested me. I was finally able to devote some time to it in 2002. After trying stained glass and lampworking, I found fusing – and my passion. I began by making jewelry. Since buying a bigger kiln in 2012, I’m making bowls, plates, sculptural pieces, wall hangings and just miscellaneous items.

I love to play with colors and geometric patterns while maintaining simplicity and elegance, and sometimes whimsy. Favorite themes are:

  • the Sonoran Desert, with its saguaro cacti and mustangs / spirit horses,
  • leaves and leaf skeletons,
  • faces (abstract),                        
  • space / dark skies            and
  • springtime in the East, complete with cherry trees in blossom (mainly because I spend Easters with my daughter and her family in Richmond, Virginia).

Thanks to classes and workshops in Tucson, AZ, San Antonio, TX, and Portland, OR, with local and nationally known artists such as Gil Reynolds, Gail Stouffer, Kari Minnick, Roger V. Thomas,  Paul Messink and Craig Mitchell Smith, my skills and knowledge are ever improving.