My work creates itself – I begin with an idea, an interest, a concept; but from the first score on the first piece of glass, the work evolves constantly until I feel it is finished. Every step of the way is an opportunity for change until I know that I cannot add or change any element. The challenge is ever present – one more layer? one more firing”? But the challenge is the art.
In the past seven years of learning, experimentation, small successes and spectacular failures, I feel I have just scratched the surface of the excitement that awaits me in the years to come.
A forty year professional career spanning the distance from social worker, clinical therapist, college instructor, fund-raising volunteer, and twenty-five years as an interior decorator led me on an interesting and varied path, but always with an interior voice insisting that some day I would learn to work with glass. When I finally took the plunge into my first fused glass workshop I knew that I was fully committed and Iªve never looked back.
Iªve been fortunate to have wonderful response to my work, encouraging me to dig deeper and deeper into this mysterious and fluid medium and the excitement continues to grow and spur me on to further experimentation.
I am a member of several local Artists Associations, displaying my work in local galleries and having
received many awards over the past few years. I have been fortunate to have been awarded several solo shows, amongst them:
Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, California, 2007 and 2010
Buenaventura Art Association, Ventura, California, 2009
High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, California, 2010
Fox Fine Jewelery, Ventura, California 2006 and 2011
Studio Channel Islands Gallery, Camarillo, California, solo show awarded for 2012
Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, California, 7 Women, 7 Visions, 2009
I have been awarded 3rd Place in the Delphi 2011 Online Art Glass Festival for a recent piece of work that is hanging permanently in the offices of the Ventura Music Festival in Ventura, California.