After over 20 years in the IT industry, I retired to do something less stressful: play with broken glass!
Photographed in the wild, without safety gear or power tools.
Sharing my passion for creating beautiful art glass and jewelry. Grab some wine gear for that bottle you've been saving or savor munchies from a one-of-a-kind bowl. Glass Wind chimes? Yes, I'm cracked, but they won't. Gift a Friendship or Remembrance bowl to someone special. Or indulge in some dangly chandeliearrings. (Ok, so that's a made-up word. But it works, right?)
I'm originally from Alaska and transplanted to Texas in 1999. There, Haida and Tlingit Indians have two main clans, the Eagles and the Ravens. Traditionally, members of the same clan cannot marry, so typical marriages are the joining of an eagle to a raven. Eagle and Raven, when linked together, are consequently known as the Lovebirds. So really the company is about love.
“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
- T. E. Lawrence
Often described as a "Ready, Fire, Aim" kinda gal, I thought I would make a 3D work of glass that reflected this aspect of my personality. Plus, I got to figure out how to make a see saw out of glass (yes, it really moves but the brain is definitely heavier). And I advanced my skills with LEDs as well. This little baby plugs into any USB charger.
Pride Theme: Use your art as a positive form of expression against discrimination & violence. Promote dignity and equality within the community. Celebrate social change through art. So normally I do a RainBowl for Pride, but this year (after seeing all the moving works that followed the rules last year) I decided to celebrate my roots and show how far the Irish have come. Hope is a precious commodity and hopefully a contagious one.
The theme of my case for spring is "Winners". Most of the contents of my case and additional pedestal items have won ribbons in various shows. The summer change out is coming soon. So stay tuned for a new display.
I've just joined Albert Goldreich Pottery and now have access to a whole new set of tools! I'll keep you posted on what amazing things are happening as I explore the new possiblities this partnership offers me. This photo shows the kiln room, one of 3 rooms in the studio! The glass kiln is in the back and it runs cooler than the small ones I have in my garage by about 30 degrees. So I am learning to adjust my "recipes"!