Chief Creative Goddess!
Welcome to Glass Art Revealed! I hope you enjoy my glass art as much as I love creating it!
This is where I’m supposed to tell you all about becoming a glass artist which is weird to do, but here goes! I was a mature…. ok, a significantly older student, pursuing an Environmental Science degree when Chemistry thoroughly kicked my you know what. Thank goodness I had decided to add a Jewelry making class to ease the stress I knew would accompany the Chem course.
As I started learning more techniques in the Jewelry class (annealing, copper fabrications, lost wax casting, and much more) I found the pace, rhythm, and freedom in the class to be so fulfilling I knew I needed to explore it deeper.
My rendition of my dog Madison in lost wax sealed the deal. I knew I had to release the artist within, the one I had always felt too intimidated by my sister’s amazing talent to even look for.
I also know it was damn well time to try glass. As a child growing in up in Southern California, I had the happy luck to go to Disneyland fairly often. I was immediately entranced with the glass blower, and could watch for as long as I could convince everyone else to watch with me. That view, that magical change from solid to liquid to Cinderella’s carriage was way more interesting than any “E” ticket ride!!
I enjoyed learning about glass fusing from the kit I bought with a microwave kiln. Yep, it really is a tiny kiln used in the microwave! (You can read more about this in my blog!)
That was enjoyable, but I really wanted to make lampwork beads. These little (or big) jewels of glass dance with light and energy and have been made since Roman, Egyptian, or other ancient times, depending on who you ask and parameters.
I just knew investing in a torch, and all the tools, presses, marvers and glass, plus a grown up kiln would be a giant chunk of money…..and oh, has that shopping experience been FUN!!!!
The rest (rubs hands together) is juicy gossip……nah, it’s actually been one of the most fulfilling and amazing learning curve, with an entire highway of curves and high, lows and occasional roadblocks waiting ahead of me—and I can hardly wait to turn on the torch. In fact, I’m off to the studio!
I truly hope you’ll check out my creations, ohhhh and ahhhh in delight, request a custom lampwork glass sculpture (or even shake your head in confusion….) Just let me know what you think! Contact me with any questions, ideas or dark chocolate! Thanks and enjoy.