Glass is one of those mediums that satisfies the tactile and the visual needs. It's almost impossible not to want to touch a glass piece as well as look at it.
I started with traditional fusing glass, focusing on color and cuts. I moved to experimenting with non glass inclusions included metals, foils and even natural elements like leaves. My pieces were mainly vessels but with an overabundance of small pieces I quickly moved to jewelry pieces. Every piece is one of a kind, and my jewelry is expressive.
In the last few years I've also been working with recycled glass. Bottles, jars, old dishes and more, they all are reconfigured and re-formed into new pieces.
The science behind glass also intrigues me. Metals in glass, heat variations, and the myriad of other details makes every kiln opening a surprise What worked one time may not work another.
I move from one form of glass to another, mixing my time between color and clear. I hope you enjoy my creations, which are always made with love and happiness.
You can also see my work at www.shmakcreations.com