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Portland, OR, United States

Quick Blurb

Functional fused glass art both lovely to use and display. Vibrant color and striking patterns for your home & office.


Fused glass, torch-working, borosilicate glass, reading, costuming, motorcycling, teaching

Skills and Techniques

Kiln-fused glass and accompanying cold-working techniques. Torch-working (lampworking), both soft glass and borosilicate (pyrex) glass.

Get to Know

I've considered myself an artist and have been creating things for as long as I can remember. While other areas have remained sporadic hobbies, in glass I've found a lovely confluence of interests and attributes that have fascinated and inspired me. There's just so much I can do with glass - hot and cold both - and I continue to learn all the time.

Color and texture (both visual and tactile) are my inspirations - I love playing with both and seeing how they interact. Also playing with the chemistry of glass (because really, I'm a geek at heart) - how different colors will react to each other, and how the glass will behave in different instances - is also fascinating.

Lastly, one of the big things I believe in is that art, while often lovely to look at, is even better when it's multipurpose. Art that can be used, is functional in addition to being visually pleasing is one of my main goals and what I try and achieve with my work.

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