One of the wonderful qualities of glass is its depth -- using layers of transparent glass, your eye can wander around within a piece. I have used this quality in glass scenes, as in the landscape piece shown above in the header, and also in jewelry. Of course layers of glass make for a thick piece -- not always desirable in jewelry! So I have been working on create layers of dichroic (sparkly) glass that are still thin enough to make good jewelry. It's not easy to photograph these pieces because the camera doesn't know quite where to focus, but I do my best. My latest piece, below, was made with a base layer of red and three layers of transparent dichro. It's about 1" around and will be set in silver as a pendant.
This January completes my first year of full-time focus on my glass art, and it's been quite a ride! I'm gratified that my art has brought beauty to many people, grateful that I've been able to learn many new techniques, and delighted that I've made many new pieces. And now, I'm happy to be able to step back and take a breath in this season with few shows and pressures.
I will use the opportunity to to communicate with you, my customers and friends, via this web site and a new robust social media presence. I have a number of new products to share, including glass photo remembrance boxes, new styes of jewelry, custom lighting sconces -- -- stay tuned!
I invite you to share your thought, feedback, and ideas -- I'd love to hear from you!
I'm using this page to talk about the art and joy of working with glass and silver.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
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