I've been thinking a lot about the simple acts of giving and receiving.
I have a huge amount of abundance in my life-a gorgeous studio with working kilns, an incredible kid, family, friends and a home in a place where I can grow vegetables year round. And I am blessed in that I generally get to do what I believe I am here to do: bring beauty and play into the world.
Many people ask….”How did you get started with glass?”
Well…the quick story is that a Brown University college friend of mine took a glass blowing class at the Rhode Island School of Design. I remember being so struck….that mortals, people I knew (and my friend as far as I could tell, wasn’t even all that interested in glass!) could learn about glass. This possibility had never entered my mind-truly it was a revelation. I signed up for a semester of glassblowing, loved it, got an A plus and simultaneously thought…”oh no, I CANNOT waste my parents hard earned tuition money on something so frivolous as this!”
Seattle is considered to be the glass capitol of the world and it is a joy to live in a community of learners with so much expertise. There are so many ways of working with glass and due to recent standardization in glass materials, it is now possible to combine glass made using different techniques. It’s an exciting time to be a glass artist and I’m in the best place to be one!