Creating and exploring possibilities has been my driving force for life. I blow and carve glass. I love to push and see what happens.
What craft do you work with?
I started blowing glass in college in the early 80’s. Resources were more limited then. I ended up focusing on painting then came back to glass taking classes and workshops. It’s been 20yrs since I’ve been back. I love to experiment. I work solo mostly and like to find ways of doing processes that usually take at least 2-3. Encalmo, roll-ups, and stuff cups are some things i’ve learned to do by myself.
What inspires you to work with this craft?
Glass blowing is magical. The physical properties the play.
How do you start your creative process?
I sketch my ideas . When I get to what I want to make I write out directions of what order has to happen in order to get the visuals I want when I go to carve the glass. I follow my directions when I go to blow the pice.
How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?
I use a lot of equipment in both the hot-shop and cold-shop. I have cold working equipment in my house, and I’m able to rent a hot-shop to use from a friend.
Are there new techniques you would like to try?
I love to try something new or different. Right now I’m focused on practicing my process and finding ways to fine tune the outcome.
What have you learnt or the best advice you have received that you would like to share with fellow crafters?
Do what you love.
What other types of craft do you dream of collaborating with?
I’m dabbling in blowing sugar.
What professional dream do you have?
Professionally I want my work to reach more galleries.
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