Originally a textile and then graphic designer by trade,
I discovered glass at a torch-working presentation. The glowing melting glass being formed in torch’s flame into colorful beads and incredible objects mesmerized me so much that I stood there frozen for hours. I knew I MUST try…
Glass didn’t disappoint me. It allowed me to form a spiritual connection with the objects I was making.
When I met Johnny Ray Luster; an accomplished glass artist, he became my mentor and introduced me to fused glass techniques, and (as a head of Dichroic glass manufacturing) to the amazing world of shimmering, efflorescent dichroic glass.
The technique of layering different colors of dichroic glass, melting them in the kiln (often through several firing) allows me to create a sort of holographic effect with intricate patterns and images that I like to combine with timeless rustic copper and other metals that I work into shape using cold forging techniques.This combination creates striking contrast between the glass and metal. My designs are greatly influenced by the surrounding nature, mountains, flora and fauna.
As a woman, the love of jewelry is in my genes. Making one-of-a-kind jewelry takes me on a magical journey, and I hope, when you are wearing my jewelry you will be feeling the same magic.