Artist’s Statement

I love working with kiln-formed glass. Everything about it appeals to me. It combines science, mystery, color, design, even a little danger. It has saved me thousands of dollars of psychotherapy.

Cutting and breaking big sheets of glass is wonderfully liberating. Turning solid to molten and then back to solid again involves a sort of controlled unpredictability. Every firing teaches a lesson. Glass can be transparent or opaque; brilliant or subtle; shiny or matte; smooth or textured; absorb light, reflect it, or both. Light and texture are the essential and dynamic elements of my glass exploration. My pieces combine and contrast these properties.