Artist of the Month
2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Artistic creations in many forms have has always been in my life, whether in a structured class environment or on my own time. From pencil drawings, painting, textiles, and mixed medium there always seemed to be a path to dimension.
I received my Visual Communications degree from Northern Illinois University. Designing trade show exhibits in Chicago, which included drawings and scale models continuing my progression from 2-D to 3 Dimensions.
So it isn’t too much of a stretch to conclude that my next artistic step would involve a layering of complexity.
I was introduced to glass while creating leaded stained glass panels. My style and the need for depth were not fulfilled until I came across a sheet of fusing glass and its process.
In 2001 my experimentation with fusing glass began with the purchase of a how-to book, a glass kiln, hundreds of sheets of Bullseye glass, frits, powders, and a notebook. My creations are dimensional introducing depth, movement, and texture. While visiting the Glass Museum in Hsinchu City, Taiwan I was asked to participate and teach a fusing class using my technique and structure