I moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1999 and now consider it home. It was here that I came to appreciate the ever-changing colors in the landscape. It is also here that I discovered fused glass and quickly became hooked.
Fused glass is different from stained glass in that it is “cooked” in a kiln. I start with a base glass, usually clear, and hand cut and glue the pieces for my designs. Most pieces are fired at between 1450 to1500 degrees. Dishes are “slumped” in a ceramic mold in the kiln at a lower temperature.
I have a degree in Studio Arts, and currently teach art to students from Pre-K through 8th grade. My philosophy is that anyone can find many ways to be successful in art by exploring a variety of mediums and art styles.
At the same time, I am pursuing my own aspirations of selling my fused glass artwork.