The interaction between light and glass is what first attracted me to this medium over 40 years ago. For the past 25 years I have been working in fusing, the art of taking glass to an almost liquid state and then slowly cooling to fuse the pieces together. With fusing I find greater flexibility in what I can do as well as create more interesting color and pattern combinations. In spite of the associated cuts and burns, I get a great deal of satisfaction in working with glass and many of my pieces have been influenced by travels throughout the American Southwest and Latin America. My "studio" is in my garage where I keep a good supply of sheet glass and band aids.
My work has been shown in galleries, wineries, tasting rooms and numerous festivals and art shows in Northern and Central California ( the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek; Indigo Gallery in Santa Barbara; C-Gallery in Los Alamos; the Petaluma Gallery in Petaluma; the Gallery at the Network in San Luis Obispo; Studios on the Park in Paso Robles; Ortman Family Vineyards and Asuncion Tasting Rooms in Paso Robles; the Morro Bay Art Center; Festival of the Arts, Paso Robles; the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and currently at Park Street Gallery in Paso Robles).