Kiln formed glass is the medium of sculpture I presently work in.
It has been an interesting journey learning and working in several media and now I find the challenge of glass and combination of other materials, to enhance the glass very exciting and challenging.
I start with sheets of Bullseye Fusible Glass. The method is very bold and direct. I choose the color, individual ones and others layered to achieve other colors. I create the design, adding and subtracting glass and, most importantly, adding cane and components made at the furnace, usually at the Corning Glass Museum. Sixteen pieces of glass, formed into a block, fired and then put into the furnace, turned and heated until malable, and then “pulled” into the cane that you see in my work.
Then I combine the finished glass with previously welded steel, or layers of metal or constructions for wall pieces. The process is long and involved and wonderful to do.
BFA CUM LAUDE (Syracuse University)
Graduate work: Parsons School of Design, SUNY Cortland, Syracuse University, Bennington College
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American Art Collector: listed 2005, 2006
• 2008 Jurors Award, Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas
• 2007 First Prize Sculpture, Boston Mills Art Fest
• Fine Arts Competition: N.Y. State Fair – 1st prize
• Selected by National Association of Painters to be one of 35 painters to tour 12 colleges.
• 1st painting prize; Syracuse University
• 2nd Prize – Arnot Art Museum, Roberson Museum; Central N.Y. Art Open; and awards in Binghamton, Syracuse, Elmira, Buffalo, Cooperstown
• Purchase awards in Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Scranton, Pennsylvania Fine Arts Competition; East Lansing, Mich. Fine Arts Fair and numerous other awards.