I am a self taught glass artist currently working in kiln forming techniques. I initially
began working with stained glass in 1990 and I took my first kiln forming class in 2000. I
was intrigued and delighted by the way I could shape and mold the glass.
I draw inspiration from the layers and structure of the natural environment. Fire, rock
and water all hold a fascination. I am captivated by the color and beauty of the
landscape, in particular, the structure and rhythm of the towering rock formations and
strata in Elora Gorge close to my studio. I use the fluid properties of hot glass to
explore the various rhythms found in the natural world and how they are echoed within our
The Ontario landscape pulls at my senses and evokes a multitude of different
emotions. Every relationship has a specific tempo. It could be slow and sensuous like the
waves lapping the shore or harsh and staccato like an up thrusting rock formation. I use
the fluid properties of hot glass to explore the various rhythms found in the natural
world and how they are echoed within our relationships.
My most recent work involves the use of glass powders to create imagery in glass panels.
These panels are several layers thick when completed and this provides a depth and
complexity to the finished artwork.