Though I no longer maintain an active glass studio, I do have significant experience in Glass working. And I still do commissions based on these capabilities that include:

Glass Fusing/Casting: Many years of successful fusing and casting for academic projects, retail sales and commission work. I specialize in multi-layer fused works that incorporate additional cast glass elements.  

 

Lathe/Hand engraving: 

Successful execution of course work, retail sales and commission work with both hand engraving (Fordham) and lathe (diamond and copper wheel) equipment. Successfully demonstrated lathe engraving with portable Merker at craft shows (2012) and by invitation for Ace Hardware local artist festival (2013).

 

Project Management:

Assistant project manager for Pilchuck Glass School’s PoleTurners (2010 and 2009). Extensive experience managing large teams and complex IT projects in an academic environment (1996 -present).

 

Teaching & Demonstration:

I am comfortable speaking extemporaneously with individuals and to groups. As an artist who is also an ice hockey coach I am adept at quickly identifying my audience, creating appropriately paced curriculum and providing demonstrations to youth and adults.

My glass world

Delphi's Art Glass Festival 2017 Kiln Cast Winner!

My piece, Seney, was selected as the Blue Ribbon winner in the Kiln Cast Category at Delphi this year. So very proud and excited! Many thanks to everyone who's provided support and encouragement as my work has developed.

Exhibitions and Sales

  • Vanity "Sealights" - Commissioned by and installed at Dexter Builders Design Showroom, Dexter MI. 2016

  • Two Twelve Art Center, Cake Eaters Exhibit – November, 2015. Featured Community Artist, Saline Community Ed Dept, Nov.-Dec., 2015.   

  • Common Cup Coffeehouse, Ann Arbor. March 2015.

  • Homegrown at the Cobblestone, Cobblestone Farms, Ann Arbor – December, 2013 and 2014.

  • Circle of Art – Fundraising auction for FoodGatherer’s – Saline, MI. June 2013 and 2014.

  • Holiday Craft Sale – Independent Crafters, Ann Arbor – December 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. 

  • William Bonifas Fine Art Center Annual Auction - May 2010; Glass Exhibit at Bay Fundraiser, Bay du Noc, MI - November 2012.

  • Fire around the Lakes – juried show at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center, Escanaba MI – Summer 2009.

  • Christmas Craft and Gift Show, Angola Indiana – December 2007. 

  • Angola Quilt and Craft Show – September 2007 and 2008. 

  • Pilchuck Glass School – student presentation Summer, 2005 and staff exhibition. Summer, 2006.

  • College of Creative Studies – student exhibit, May 2002.

  • Toledo Museum of Art – student exhibit, 2002.

Course Work

  • Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose CA – Paul Messink (2015)

  • UrbanGlass, Brooklyn NY – Alison Kinnaird (2013)

  • MasterClass International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge UK – Alison Kinnaird (2012)

  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY. Classes with Katharine Coleman (2013), Max Eberbach (2012), William Gudenrath (2008), and Kathleen Sheard (2004).

  • Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA. Classes with Jiri Harcuba and April Surgent (2008), Pike Powers (2005).

  • College of Creative Studies, Detroit MI. Academic coursework in Sculpture I (Peter Dunn, 2002), Color and Light (staff, 2002), Kiln Casting (Herb Babcock, 2012), and Business Practice (Brian Baker, 2012).

  • Additional courses through University of Michigan School of Art and Design (2001), Washtenaw Community College (2001), Ann Arbor Art Center (2001, 2002, 2003), and the Toledo Museum of Art (2002, 2003).

  • Studio time with Annette Baron, Baron Glassworks, Ypsilanti, MI (2005-2008).

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