About Our Art
I find myself continually intrigued by the life that glass art breathes into a space through it’s spectacular brilliance and colorful textures. I can remember as a child sitting, gazing at the stained glass windows in church, pondering the magnificent pieces of artwork and the stories they recounted. This fundamental part of nature is manipulated and presented to the world today as something far beyond the dreams of those who have shared in the craft through out history. My vision for this medium involves complex techniques utilizing cut glass, frit, powders, stringers and dichroics and the combination of these materials through my innovative processes produces an inner soul present in all my work. The joy of creation lies in taking and working with the glass to receive light, to reflect light, to allow light to dance within.
I have taught many arts and craft classes and most recently glass fusion for the Rockwood School District.
Bluestem Gallery in Columbia, Missouri, Stone Soup Galleries, Mindworks Gallery and Lillian Yahn Gallery currently represent my work.
Business Name: Silica Gems
Home: Wildwood, Mo.
Fused, stained & art glass work