I was first introduced to glass blowing in 1981 while attending the Pilchuck Glass School. I was instantly hooked, and have been involved with blown glass since. In 1985 I received a BFA in Glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987 I started working for Dale Chihuly on his glass blowing team, during this time I was able to work with some of the best glass artists in the world. In 1997 I built my own studio on Vashon Island, WA. While glass has been my focus it is not the only material I work in. I have continually done art work outside the confines of the glass furnace, on these projects I like to work with non traditional and recycled materials.
WIGGLE STAND SERIES:Since 1989 I have been working on a series of handblown glass hats. My hat series is shown in fine craft galleries nationally. Hats offer me an opportunity to explore the challenges of glass blowing and our relationship with everyday objects in a new light.
FOREVER IN GLASS: For the past 15 years my studio has marketed a glass handprint kit. We are able to send our kit to customers nationally, the customer makes an impression of a hand or foot in the enclosed mold material returns the mold to us and we make a glass tile of the mold.