I apprenticed with a stained glass artist for two years starting in 1985. During my tenure with her I was introduced to glass fusing and slumping and that, as they say, was all she wrote. Stained glass requires hard work, vision, technique and skill. There is very little luck and chaos inherent in the work. But glass fusing-heating glass until it becomes liquid and flows freely again, and encouraging it to flow into other pieces of glass and form something new... well, that's chaotic. Skill, hard work and technique have their places. Vision is required. But for a piece to turn out well takes a bit of luck too.
It's important to me that my work be both beautiful and functional. I like to make plates, platters and
bowls and I want the people who feel compelled to own them to also use them. To that end all of my pieces
are food safe. They are mostly all dishwasher safe too, but I recommend hand washing them. None of them
should be placed in the microwave (there are limits to my need for functionality).