I currently reside in Humboldt with my husband, Harold. I am blessed to have children and grandchildren. I work as an educational assistant at the local highschool. Growing up in a large family making things was a part of life. We were always encouraged to try new things. I enjoy many hobbies from gardening, cooking, sewing to creating with glass.
I became interested in stained glass about fifteen years ago. I began doing a few mosaic projects and then took classes to make sun catchers and other stained glass items. I always was fascinated with the variety of color and textures of the glass. Throughout this process I discovered glass fusing. I loved how this process looked as a finished project. As luck would have it our local studio was offering classes. I took a class and was thrilled with the resulting bowl. I made a few more pieces that year for Christmas gifts. Recognizing the diversity of projects and the pleasure of being creative with beautiful glass, I was soon looking to have my own kiln. My husband made my dream come true by buying the kiln for Christmas that same year.
I have continued learning new techniques and have taken a number of classes offered through our local studio, each time being inspired by the creativity of others, and gaining more knowledge of how things react in the kiln firing process. From very basic techniques to complex processes, it is limitless what can be made.