I first began making lampwork beads in early 1997. Over the past thirteen years
I have learned many techniques in glass working, my favorite being in the field of
murrine or cane work. I like to use murrine to add impossibly small details to my sculptural and encased lampwork bead styles.
The pendant to the left contains
several murrini: an RIP tombstone, a jack o'lantern, and the face of the witch as well as the tiny red flowers. It consists of many
carefully constructed layers and is less than 1 1/2 inches across.
My tools of the trade are an oxygen/propane torch, my current favorite being the Knight Bullet
Burner, various small hand tools, and glass, of course. I anneal all my work in a digitally controlled kiln to assure a lasting work of art.
Halloween is my favorite holiday season, so
you will see many witches year round. I also love to make fairies, mermaids, and goddesses.