I studied stained glass in the East Bay of California. I was working under some of the best glass artists and crafters in the country, in all of the various aspects of the industry. It was all by chance possibly or I was right where I was supposed to be. Building pictures one piece at a time was a natural fit for me. It was the craftsmanship of it more than the designing. My hands were meant to work with these tools. Within my first few years in the field I found myself building commissions, teaching classes, restoring windows and lampshades and creating my own pieces of glass art, surrounded by seasoned and skilled folks. I was additionally inspired everyday walking for miles around the streets of Berkeley and Oakland, submerged in the living pulsing grit and beauty of this unfathomably big city arts scene.
Eventually, landing back in the East, I was grounded by my love of the changing seasons and history, gardening and lace curtains. I have settled in Vermont, married and become a mother. My family and I have spent years restoring an old apartment building in Montpelier, VT. that we now rent out and we are currently building our homestead in Bethel, Vermont. As a teaching artist, I now travel to various art schools and locations between Maine and Vermont with a set of courses I have developed. I provide all of the tools, materials, and patterns that are used. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do what I love. I truly enjoy teaching others to create beauty.
2019 brings in continuing classes at Artascope Studios in Yarmouth, Maine, GRACE in Hardwick, VT and at the Arnold Block in Bethel, VT. I will be additionally teaching this year at River Arts in Morrisville, VT., The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT. and at The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine. You can find a list of the classes and dates on my workshops page.