I've been designing and creating lampwork beads since 2005. Starting in 2017 I've expanded with porcelain ceramic components to go with the glass beads and pottery wheel ceramic mugs. I am a self representing glass artist. I was taught the art of lampworking and ceramics from a wonderful person and friend. I've become totally fascinated with glass and it consumes every aspect of my life. I am a wife and mother. Our boys are twenty and thirteen years of age. I yearn to learn new techniques and push myself to make each set of lampwork beads and ceramics original and better than the first.
Each Piece of art is handmade one at a time by me. I use Bullseye, Lauscha, Spectrum, Double Helix, Uroboro, Satake, CIM and Moretti glass from Italy. I also enjoy creating with BORO glass. All beads are properly cleaned and kiln annealed for strength and durability. All beads are created on 3/32 size mandrel which allows for a hole size 2 1/2mm to 3mm unless noted otherwise. Boro beads are created on 3/32 size mandrel. Pandora/Troll beads have a 5mm Hole. Photos are taken in Full Spectrum True Color Lighting.
The porcelain ceramic components are kiln fired up to 2000 degree F. The ceramic mugs are glazed and kiln fired multiple times.