I received a BFA in Glass from the Ohio State University in 2012. Since moving out west I have had the privilege of working in a variety of different glass-making environments; all of which have helped inform me of my own personal direction in the material.
I love to blow glass. I love the intensity of the experience, the fluidity and femininity of the material, the heat, and the amazing relationships the material has enabled me to have with my peers. Glass has taught me priceless lessons. It has taught me how important communication is and how to communicate better with others. It has taught me how to be in the moment. It has taught me to have no attachment. Most importantly, it has taught me how vital and integral connection is, with ourselves, with each other, the moment and where we hold our attention.
I have a passion for philosophy and I love applying concepts learned through life to my work, using form, color and light as my means for expression. For as long as I can remember I have always had a need to understand why things are the way they are. Glass helps me to see myself and the world. As my life continues and I continue to grow and evolve so does the work. It is a mirror of my life; my experiences, my interpretation of my reality and my evolutionary process.