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- Sawdust Art Festival Board of
Directors: 6-year term, August 2008-August 2014.
Lead Board liaison for Advertising and Marketing. Also
served as Treasurer, and Finance Committee member.
- Recent exhibiting art shows
include Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, (CA) -- June-August,
2014 and November/December, 2014
- In reruns: two segments I taped in October 2006 (!)
for the HGTV cable TV show, "That's Clever"...
Demonstrated two projects: a fused and slumped glass
platter, and a pair of sparkling dichroic drawer pulls!
- Trained in classical Venetian/Murano lampworking (beadmaking)
techniques in Murano, Italy
- Studied glassblowing at Steninge Slott, Sweden
- Developed current specialization in glass fusing, slumping, and
lampworking of beads at Arrow Springs Glass; Santa Cruz Art
Glass; Silverado Glass; Pacific Art Glass; Flame & Fusion Studio;
Coatings by Sandberg
(all in CA); and Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
- 2003 Scholarship recipient at Warm Glass Weekend, Arlington,
- Studied Fine Arts at the Silvermine College of Art, New
Canaan, CT; and Metalsmithing at Saddleback College, Mission
I specialize in kiln-fired fused glass and lampworked glass
beads, which I personally handcraft in my Laguna Canyon studio.
After determining the shape and mechanics of a fused glass piece,
I decide upon a color scheme. I cut, shape, and fit pieces of art
glass together, layer upon layer. I use varying combinations of
dichroic, iridescent, transparent, and opaque art glass, as well
as 24K gold leaf and foil. Most of my glass set-ups are
comprised of 2-5 layers of glass, fired to ~1400-1500ºF over a
period of approximately 4 hours. After the initial firing, many
pieces are re-shaped and then "fire-polished" by firing a second time, to remove any
grinding performed (done to true-up a specific shape, cut-in a
design, or remove any rough edges).
beads are made one at a time at the torch, applying rods of
molten glass to a bead mandrel. Patterns are built up with
layers and dots of glass followed by surface manipulation
(raking, gravity swirling, etc.) to achieve a variety of effects.