Born and raised in Newark Delaware, but lucky to have had ready access to the Upstate Pennsylvania and Adirondack Mountains, I have always been inspired by the beautiful structures and details found in nature. I took my first stained glass class in 2011, and I have been combining a fascination with the texture of glass and the artwork of nature ever since.
I draw upon an education in Industrial Design (a BFA, from Rochester Institute of Technology, in 2002) to work with both form and composition, and years spent as a metal smith and jewelry designer inspire the introduction of hand worked metal elements into many of my pieces.
My subject matter is illustrated in glass, copper and solder. I place focus on the purity and spirit of each subject by employing simple lines while staying true to life in detail and form.
When I’m not in my basement studio creating, I spend time learning new handcraft skills, knitting, reading, and finding inspiration in my own wooded backyard.