|My goal is to create a modern artifact steeped in history. Prior to becoming a glass artist, I was a painter. I have always been excited about surface design, color and texture. The Minoans were one of the first cultures to draw intricate designs on their pottery using the sea as a reference. I use similar surface designs that were discovered on Crete, 1400-1350 B.C.
In the design of my vessels, I apply up to five separate layers of glass threads varying in color and size. I design the pattern on each vessel while it is being blown and shaped. Once the piece has been annealed, I sand etch the surface and bathe it in a sugar acid solution.
I hope my work conveys my passion for glass, ancient and modern art and instills a passion in you the viewer.