I have always loved arts and crafts and beginning in kindergarten, right through my adult life, I have been fascinated by the different ways humans can manifest divine creative inspiration. I personally have knitted, crocheted, painted, sculpted, decoupaged and collaged; played the piano and guitar and written poetry, always looking for that fulfillment that comes with creating something beautiful.
Strangely enough, I have been collecting glass for years, never realizing the depth of my fascination with its endless possibilities.
On a trip to Seattle several years ago, with much time on my hands, I stopped in to the Seattle Glass Center. There I saw artists working with molten glass and was completely captivated. Sister Leslie gave me a gift certificate to the Pittsburgh Glass Center for a birthday gift, and I took my first hot glass class making martini glasses. It was love at first gather. On to glass flowers, where I realized, sadly, that the immediacy of the molten glass at first so glorious, was a bit overwhelming. One of the instructors suggested I try fused glass. In June 2008, I did a dedicated study with an artist for three days and became immediately addicted. I have been cutting and fusing glass in my spare time ever since. Never one to enjoy math or science, I suddenly find myself immersed in chemistry and physics on a daily basis and wishing all the time I had paid much more attention in school. An administrator by profession, fusing glass has given me the perfect outlet for my creative drive, and I believe that I have finally, after a lifelong search, found THE art form that suits me best.