I have never truly considered myself an artist. I have always been a tinkerer and love to work with my hands. I have voracious curiosity and I want to try everything from making wine to throwing pottery.
I have always been fascinated by glass. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful, yet unforgiving mediums you can work with. My glass journey began in 2005 when I bought a lampwork bead making kit. I made my first bead at my dining room table, it was yellow, not very round and not pretty but from that point forward I was hooked.
In 2009 I bought my first glass fusing kiln and took every class I could afford. I enjoyed making beads, but I feel fusing is where I am supposed to be. I find it more rewarding and I have seen myself grow so much more as a fused glass artist than I ever did as a lampwork bead artist. I miss the flame and maybe one day, when I have more studio space and time I will make a bead or two.
I enjoy incorporating color and texture in my work. Nature and my curiosity are my main sources of inspiration. I like to try new things just to see if I can do it. I want people to touch my pieces, feel the texture. There is no better way to “get to know” something than by running your hands over the peaks and valleys to "see" it and feel what it has to offer.
I live in Houston with my husband, two daughters, two dogs, cat and bird. I’ve worked in the “Oil Patch” for the past 18 years. My full-time job, full-time family and part-time glass keeps me on my toes, but I feel it’s important to participate in things that feed your soul so I wouldn’t want it any other way.