Artist Statement

I have always had an interest in the arts and have found
many crafts to be a pleasure; but when I started making
glass beads, (a skill known as lampworking), I knew I had
found “the one” ! I fell in love with the wonderful combination of fire, form, and color.

In 2005, I set up my studio is in our sunroom, overlooking a pond, and it is a perfect setting for inspiration.
My time on the torch is filled with moments of wonder, pleasure, and contentment. Each bead develops as various bits of glass are transformed in the flame. Amazing!

bells in group

About the Personal Meditation Belltm:

As I became interested in the creation of larger beads, I envisioned combining my love of glass with my love of bells. The Personal Meditation Belltm is created with a large flamework bead and a resonant brass gong. The resulting bells are each unique, beautiful to look at and beautiful to hear.

I find there are infinite possibilities for the creation and enjoyment of beads. It is my pleasure to share them with you. Your interest in my work is very much appreciated.