My hot glass studio is located in the rural wild hills of Ontario, two hours from Ontario, Canada. I first studied design, glass, and ceramics at the Ontario College of Art. In 1988, I studied at the prestigious Pilchuk Glass School in Seattle.
I have strived to incorporate the highest standards of technique and design in my work, with a whimsical and playful attitude. My works are meticulously planned, drawn, and designed before they are made in the glass studio. Every polka dot has its place. To avoid getting too clinical in the process, we always play dance music in the hot shop.
At first glance, the pieces are fun and funky, like party favors. However, underlying the fancifulness is a sophisticated mix of hot glass techniques, such as multiple optic mold patterns, garage-bit assemblies, and flame-torch worked details. Cartoon humor is important, yet so in finesse.
Most recently, my inspirations have come from children's stories, books, animation, and movies. Thanks for your interest in my work!