Many of my flat glass pieces incorporate shells or stones found on the beaches in the area as well as rocks and fossils from around the world. Using these treasures evokes memories of another time or place. I think the simple beauty of natures creations is always a wonderful sight.
Kiln-working glass has been a learning curve. Fusing glass and slumping it into various shapes has become a major part of my product line. It is always an interesting moment when the kiln is opened and there is a new piece to see-and not always what I expected!!
I arrived in Juneau on a stunning June day in 1992, one of the many people who came to Alaska on vacation and stayed. Since then, Juneau and it's surroundings have become home. My husband and I have a cabin on an island not far from town where we try to spend most weekends. It's a pleasure to wake up to the gentle noises of the surf on the beach, the calling of eagles and beautiful scenery that makes southeast Alaska such a wonderful place. Many of the shells I use come from the beaches on the island.
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