Full Fused Glass, How To

Looking back on when I first started noticing and looking at fused glass pieces, it was a complete mystery how all the colorful pieces of glass seemed to be sealed together. I’d made lots of different types of jewelry before I began working with glass, and could usually look at pieces of jewelry, and easily […]

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Black Bears

As an artist on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no surprise that I’ve been inspired by the black bears that inhabit the area. Although I’ve been coming to the mountains since I’ve been a kid, I didn’t see my first bear in the wild until I was twenty-two(somewhere over ten […]

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Mother’s Day

My mom has always been creative and has crafted since I can remember. She’s a retired Ford Motor Company auto worker, an amazing mother to my two sisters and me, sweet wife and companion, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. My mom is probably the least judgmental person I know, and a big reason I’ve had […]

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Etching On Glass

My mom is the person who first taught me how to etch glass. I’m pretty sure my first etching was horrible. The very first glass piece I ever made is what looks like a stocking with a green foot, so I can’t imagine the first etching was much better! I still have and use the […]

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Fused Glass Pocket Vase, A Basic How To

With spring just around the corner I’ve been working hard at my studio on some of the products I like to feature during the season.  I love flowers, and growing things, and one of the things I make this time of year are pocket vases for all the like minded flower lovers out there!  These […]

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