I immigrated to Europe where my wide ranging engagement in the arts and fascination with European cultures and architecture inspired my move to England in my early 20’s after gaining a BA in Art/Art Education/ Humanities from Alma College in Michigan, USA. A fateful university art history course in Perugia, Italy captured my heart and imagination when I was 20, after which settling back into life in Midwest America seemed an impossibility. I returned to Europe on an art education course in the late 1970’s and decided to make England my home. After sculpting from life independently for many years I received a higher diploma in Art and Design from Amersham College, then a BA hons in Glass from Bucks New University where I went on to teach evening classes in kiln formed glass. I now work from my own studio in rural Buckinghamshire, sharing my facilities with other artists, and occasionally teaching kiln formed glass courses.
Artist’s Statement "My work reflects my eclectic interests in culture, architecture, the human form, textiles, and nature. I use a wide variety of kiln forming and stained glass techniques to produce my work. Embracing themes ranging from playful to philosophical I explore and exploit the transcendent qualities of the most dynamic and intriguing of materials – glass."