Artist Statement

Working with glass fascinates and challenges me. It’s like painting a picture that I shape into three-dimensional form.  Although my design process is controlled, the subsequent firing process brings an element of unpredictability. The final outcome of my vision requires the successful balance of space and weight as I compose my design while forecasting how the glass will flow, expand, and settle during the heating and cooling cycles. Ultimately, it’s a matter of working backwards. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I don't, but chasing the challenge is what I love most.   

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Gloriosa | 2020