I have dabbled in all sorts of crafts over the years, from quilting, to weaving but finally found my passion in glass. I love the way that glass is transformed by the flame – you never really know what you’re going to get until it comes out of the kiln. I create lampwork beads which I add to stainless steel serving utensils and also fused glass plates to complement the utensils. The term lampwork comes from the time when artists used oil lamps to melt the glass. Today, we use table mounted torches and the more modern term is flameworking. The process of sitting at a torch and creating beautiful colors and designs is mesmerizing and one I cannot get enough of. For 40 years I was in the software business, selling big systems to companies around the world. Once I took up glass all I could think about when I was working my ‘regular’ job was how soon could I get back into the studio! Working full time in the software industry and keeping up my glass work created an interesting tension. The glass finally won – I am now retired from corporate America and working full time on my glass.
South Shore Arts Festival, Cohasset, MA. June 15th -17th
Festival of the Arts, Chatham, MA. August 17th - 19th
Lakes Region Crafts Festival, Meredith, NH August 25th & 26th
The Clever Hand, 52 Central Street, Wellesley, MA.
Sign of the Dove, Porter Square, Cambridge, MA.
Cambridge Artists Cooperative, 59 Church Street, Cambridge, MA.
Handworks Gallery, 161 Great Road, Acton, MA