Creating in stained glass is my passion. It is very rewarding to see the glass come to life as the light radiates through the glass. Stained glass challenges me as I always have something to learn and continually work to improve my skills. I have so many interests and enjoy working in different mediums.
This portfolio is eclectic in many ways, but one continual theme revealed in my work is my love of nature. I work in copper foil and lead. I enjoy the science of fusing glass. I am eager to develop skills in metalsmithing and incorporating it with my stained glass. I am learning the art of precious metal clay. I hand assemble jewelry. My husband and I both enjoy producing repurposed art. I thank you and welcome you to my portfolio and hope you enjoy sharing my art.
#P0022 Octagon Sunrise
This octagon sun was made from a vintage plate. I fused it in my kiln and then scored the plate to blend with hillside. After I learned I could score plates I was a maniac scoring saucers all afternoon.
A butterfly and leaves are inserted within an oval glass frame. This style was a favorite of many and has been created in different colors. Currently not in production. SOLD
This is one of the first octagon panels I made. Can be constructed in different colors. To me the dragon fly represents transformation, change, and adaptability.
#P0001 Orange Raintree
The orange vibrant colors depicted are stunning. The raintree is one of my favorite trees. To me the raintree symbolizes growth and strength.
P0006 Abstract Dragon Fly
This abstract design has been constructed in different colors. The lime green and dark blues as well as different texture of glass makes this a special piece.
Memories of Carla
I was commissioned to produce four of these memory butterflies for my cousin's daughters and her mother by my sister. Not in production.
#P0005 Ducks in Flight
This was a fun panel to create. The trees were designed, shaped,and then soldered. The manufactured ducks add the finished touch.
#P0007 Abstract Dragon Fly
The vintage textured yellow glass used was repurposed. The contrasting dark blues make this panel unique. The dragon fly symbolizes change, transformation, and adaptability. SOLD
P0002 Raintree Oval
This panel is made of specialty glass. I am very partial to purples, blues and greens. The raintree to me symbolizes life and strength. Also know as "Tree of Life" and the "Joshua tree".
Filigree Set --- Coming Soon
This is an example of one necklace of two that I assembled by hand. I also made 3 different styles of earrings in the set. I had fun creating these pieces. When I create I never know what the finished piece will be. You will be able to pick and choose. The matching pieces will be published soon!
P0003 Orange Windmill Oval
Windmills and beautiful sunsets are two appreciated characteristics of Nebraska. I enjoy handcrafting both. SOLD
This panel depicts a families' favorite view of their land in the country. I was commissioned to create this panel. Many pieces, quite a challenge.
P0009 Raintree Round
One of nature's best. Also know as a the Joshua Tree and Tree of Life. It represents strength and life.
Windmill and Sun
This panel is constructed with specialty glass. The focal point is the handcrafted windmill and rising sun. Comes to life in the light.
Country Cupboard Doors
These commissioned cupboard doors were a challenging project. I enjoyed meeting the challenge of creating all the requested details. All I need to hear is "I am not sure this is possible" and the challenge is on. Every requested detail was created right down to the turning windmill. It was a pleasure to create.
Country Cupboard Closeup
This part shows the details of the windmill.
Country Cupboards Closeup
This displays the silo and barn. Everywhere I traveled I took pictures to get the ratio of slio to the barn. After all what would a city girl know about this detail?
#P0020 Fused Chakras
The colors of the chakra represent to me the following meanings:
Red - I am, Orange - I feel, Yellow - I do, Green - I love, Blue - I speak, Light Purple - I see, and Dark Purple - I understand. Crystals are believed by many to be cleansing and connecting one's spiritual journey.
Dove In Flight
This challenging dove was made in the kiln with three firings in the kiln. Part of my Christmas line. To be published with holiday creations.
Tri Tree Ornament
Part of my Christmas line. Comes in different colors. In production for Christmas line.
#P0002 Oval Raintree
Windmill is handcrafted. This panel is vibrant in the sunlight. My interpretation of a Nebraska country scene.