Just a few words about me

Bio

The marriage of glass and bead has been a remarkable personal journey. It is one of patience, practice, and constant learning and experimentation

Along the way I have studied with talented people whose passions for glass and teaching make learning a feast for the senses. Glass is my joy of life

I began bead making in the summer of 1997, using a hot head torch on our porch. Then I studied with Shane Fero/Frederick Birkhill at the Dearborn Campus of University of Michigan at a weekend workshop. This experience made me want more knowledge and skill so I drove to Corning, New York to study with Tom and Sage Holland for a week in the summer of 2001 and really advanced my skill level. I returned to Corning in 2003 for a week long class with the great Loren Stump! Then in 2004 I studied bead making with Caitlyn Hyde, a highly talented bead maker. In 2005 I took a weekend workshop in flameworking with Lucio Bubacco, a master artist from Murano, Italy. In 2007 I took classes with J.C. Herrell and Kristina Logan both wonderful!

Education

  • B.S. Ohio State University
  • M.A. Bowling Green State University
  • Educational Specialist University of Toledo

Shows and Exhibits 2005-2007

  • WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) Palm Beach County, FL
  • Toledo Area Artist Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  • Split Winds Gallery, Featured Artist-Port Clinton, OH
  • Glass in the Glass City, Owens Community College, Oregon, OH
  • Space 237, Toledo, OH
  • The Toledo Federation of Arts Societies Leslie Adams Gallery, Toledo, OH
  • National Liberty Museum Invitational, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hot Glass Invitational, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo,OH

23
Years of experience
54
Shows and Exhibits
192
projects completed