I began my love affair with glass as a teenager,
when my father went to a meeting of the local historical
society in Grafton, MA, where there was a demo by
Leigh B. Howell of Chelmsford, MA who was a glass
artist. That evening, he came home saying,
“You would like this!”, and he put me in touch with Leigh who
became my first glass instructor. Shortly thereafter, I
had a torch set up in the basement of my family’s home!
I have been involved in many different types of glass art over
the years and started making beads late in 2002. I love
the color palette of "soft" glass and the detailed design
possibilities on a small surface have ignited my creativity
and every bead I make is an exciting experience for me!
Most of what I create is large, one of a kind art glass focal
beads. Each one of my beads is individually handcrafted
by me in my studio. I don’t use any studio assistants,
and each bead is a piece of art that is unique. All of
my beads are carefully annealed for strength and durability in
a digitally controlled kiln, and then individually cleaned
with a diamond reamer. I hope you love my
work just as much as I enjoy creating it for you!