Working with glass has been a long time passion of mine. I love the way a piece can change when you pick it up look at it from different perspectives. Merely holding up to watch the light coming through it can completely change the artistic character of the material.
I started my journey with stained glass. Stained glass requires the foresight and discipline invoked by the need for precision cutting and assembly. Once the piece is made there is no changing it after this point.
When moving to Portland I became interested in fusing glass. My cutting skills have helped but fusing is a completely different game. You construct your piece and instead of soldering it together you place it in a kiln and heat it up to 1400+ degrees. 18-24 hrs later you open your kiln and find out if it is trash or a treasure. This is the magic and excitement in fused glass that I never tire of. You never know exactly how something is going to turn out. It is a collaboration between you and the kiln gods...