Artist Statement

My glass artwork is comprised of multiple layers of glass powder applied to sheet glass. Through several firings, layers dissolve into and around each other, and form wonderfully intriguing results. I love the textural possiblities of working with glass powder. The mixing, blending of color, and application methods are boundless. I am fascinated by the movement of glass powder in the kiln and how different techniques yield such a variety of textures. One of my favorite things about working with powdered glass is the spontaneity. The reaction of powder in the kiln can be anticipated and controlled (to a certain point) prior to firing, but it will often do what it pleases when left alone in the kiln. The grainy, jagged, scaly, or wrinkly surface that emerges from the kiln is sometimes a surprise, but again and again, I marvel at the beautiful behavior of glass.


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