I combine torch work, glass powder, glass pieces, and glass paint to create 5-9 layer pieces. I still do some bead work but lately I have been making more elements to embed in glass. I have a vitrigraph kiln and create much of my own cane. For my fused work, I use several layered techniques and I am always surprised when the kill opens. Working with glass is fun and challenging and also allows me to harness my abundance of energy in a creative way.
Melting glass into useable forms is my latest adventure: Functional Art. Many of us have artwork that are stored in closets or other hidden places and have no space to display new work. I have been encouraged to try this new medium of expression for my glass art objects. Art that can act as both aesthetic objects but also have a utilitarian function.