Gilded Lily Glass
Whimsical art jewelry with fused glass, lampwork beads, and enamel components
It's all about the glass!
Glass is an amazing medium because it can be manipulated by so many processes with such a variety of results. I was initially attracted to glass due to its color saturation, but I have grown to appreciate the kinetic quality of the material. I focus on making jewelry because I enjoy the benefits of working on a small scale. Small pieces afford me more opportunity for experimentation. I can also make reasonably priced art for everyday use. It is really gratifying to see someone wearing a piece of jewelry I created.
I studied Greek Art as an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The creation and collection of art has always been my passion. I have explored a variety of media through formal classes and personal experimentation. In 1998, while concentrating on stained glass, I took a course in kiln-worked glass in order to incorporate more texture into my designs and my focus has been hot glass ever since. I have attended workshops at a variety of facilities including the Philadelphia College of Art, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland, and the John C. Campbell Folk Art School. I am an active member of the Orange County Artists Guild and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.
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"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh