I am a Chicago based glass artist. My love affair with glass began in 1999 when I took my first stained glass class. Over the years, I have also taken glass courses in fusing, lampworking and glassblowing, but I always return to cold glass. While attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA, 2012), I worked with a variety of mediums and continued to incorporate glass into my pieces. I began experimenting with stained glass in unexpected and non-traditional ways, resulting in 3-dimensional stained glass sculptures such as "Shell with Tentacles" and "Pteropod: Limacina helicina."
In June 2013, I started teaching myself glass engraving using the drill technique. This has been a fun and addictive process. Using a handheld rotary drill and small diamond burrs, I carve images into the glass. My love of animals and sea life influences my work and inspires me to use glass as a way to reflect their delicate nature.
I’m drawn to glass as a medium for its transparency, translucency, colorful palette and versatile applications. It is a material that is visually appealing and powerful, yet can be extremely fragile and delicate.
I am a member of the Glass Art Society, the Stained Glass Association of America, the Guild of Glass Engravers and the Chicago Art Deco Society.