with embroidery & glass
Though glass as a material is intrinsic to the work I make, I am not a purist. Glass art is most interesting to me when combined with other materials. Glass and textiles are particularly exciting together as they contrast and compliment one another. Too often, fine craft in general, and glass in particular, suffers from an obsession with technical achievement whose resulting awesome effect can be undercut by an absence of purpose. Technique can start with play, as many of my own techniques have, but a single-minded quest for technical achievement can also stifle the creator’s ability to access her inner playfulness. I strive to make technique serve the ends of a profound and stimulating engagement with the viewers, in such a way that they are shocked—or coaxed--out of their preconceived notions of what fine craft can be.