I flamework glass into simple sculptural forms that I fit together into bold, geometric jewelry. Many of my pieces evoke flowers reflecting my deep knowledge and appreciation of the botanical world. I work directly with the glass in the flame, constantly moving and shaping the glass with heat and gravity. I wind and shape the glass into thin discs and sculptural shapes. I take full artistic advantage of the glass' chemistry, mixing opal and reactive colors, creating lusters and layering with transparents. The resulting thin glass discs and flowers are layered and suspended above each other with sterling wire to create a variety of jewelry pieces including necklaces, earrings, and brooches. The seedbead framework forms an integral part of the design and clasp.
I take delight in the endless mutability and experimentation allowed by the glass medium. I enjoy the personal size and detail of flameworked glass, and the challenge of making wearable, yet exciting pieces.