Our family vacations were all about discovery, every time we stopped somewhere we explored. It was on these adventures that I first saw Stained Glass art. I was fascinated! I talked about how some day I would like to learn how to make things out of glass. I talked about it so often, that for my birthday my friends gave me a few pieces of glass and some tools to get started. I have always been intrigued on how things are made. I like the challenge of figuring things out and since there were no classes available, I simply set out on my own to learn! This is when I developed a real passion for
glass and art. I realized it was a combination of textures, colors, shapes and light that all played a vital part in the beauty of a finished work of art.
I spent 18 years working in mechanical and architectural design. I incorporated much of the basic elements of layout and geometric design into my art today. I like to push the envelope on what I can do with glass: from decorative soldering to manipulating glass in the kiln. I'm always in pursuit of funky, edgy, over-the-top, gallery quality pieces. My art is definitely not your traditional stained glass!
Now, fortunately, my passion is also my vocation. I teach a variety of glass art classes, as well as other mediums, and really love seeing other people turn on to the unique beauty of glass artistry. I also create one of a kind custom windows, jewelry and 3-D art forms.
I'm a big believer in promoting the arts and participate in a variety shows and competitions. I'm a charter member and president of the Texas Glass Artist Association.