Katy Perry says it best! Warm Glass - Hot Glass - everything in between - I love it all. There is so much that glass as a material offers I feel I will never truly express all it has to offer - but I will continue to try and bring meaningful and beautiful works of art into the world. (p.s. this is the day I created the mold for the Red Barn located in La Honda, California where I grew up).
Getting molds ready for Kiln Casting and Ladle Casting
Today was a good day - gravity was on my side
I have this push and pull relationship with glass. I foremost deeply appreciate the possibilities it presents. Optical properties, viscosity, danger, technical challenges and endless experimentation, the list is endless, the journey life-long. I am in constant search to bridge the gap between ideals and physical form, whilst managing tangible obstacles such as studio time, material costs, and pathways to get the art out into the world My B.S. in Design from the University of Minnesota trained me how to balance the theory and artistic training with life experiences that shape my creativity in both warm glass (kiln forming) and glass blowing. Glass will always be my vice, my challenge, and my passion!
I'm very thankful for my glass partner, Fredi Vilina, who has been by my side since 2003. My work wouldn't be what it is without him (literally - he whisked me away from the pottery studio and I never looked back!).