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As a child I grew up in countries spanning three continents, following a parent's quest for scientific research, using radio antennae. Nature was a consistent and reliable friend that followed me everywhere, no matter where I found myself. Some of my earliest memories are of creating stone, acorn, or shell people, but one of my most vivid memories is sitting on a boulder at the edge of the garden for what seemed to be hours, excavating and collecting layer upon layer of tiny fragments of mica.
I loved mica! It was tactile, smooth, shiny, reflective, transparent, and mysterious. Many years later, following several of life's milestones, I came to rediscover mica in the form of fused, cast and etched glass.
There is an unspeakable beauty about glass---it is in one moment strong and forceful, and in another fragile and vulnerable, somewhat like nature and the human condition. It can go from solid to liquid and liquid to solid. In one moment it can behave as you expect and, in another moment, surprise you at every turn. The property of glass holds the essence of all nature for me.
Initially my focus was on functional home decor such as knobs, pulls,tiles, sinks and bowls. Recently however with a move to a new home with a dedicated studio space I have started making wall pieces and sculptural work.
The sculptural bowls above are inspired of course by water-its beauty,transparency and scarcity.
I use a collage of labor intensive and time consuming techniques incorporating sifted powders, sheet glass, kiln carving and glass etching to fuse or cast pieces into a unified whole.
Thank you for looking at and following my work. Look forward to seeing you at the next show: September Sat.11th and Sun.12th, 10-5pm