Biographical Statement: Like many mosaicists I worked in the fabric arts for years, eventually working in costume design for the theater and my own closet. A home decorating project in the summer of 2001 sparked my interest in mosaic work and led me to research the process. When I saw what could be done with glass I was hooked. My designs tend to be fairly straightforward, ideas and images that spark my interest or allow a sense of play. My recent work utilizes a great variety of glass materials as well as paper collage and plant materials.
Education: Judson College, Elgin, IL, B.A. Communication Arts/Mass Media Member
Organizations: Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs, CO
Art Studies: I studied design in college and worked as a graphic arts assistant and theater costumer. My mosaic education has been carried out through personal study, interaction with other mosaicists, experimentation, and teaching.
Teaching January 2006 to present: mosaic classes at Full Spectrum Art Glass, Colorado Springs, CO; Fall 2002 to present: mosaic classes at Bemis School of Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Galleries and Shops: Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs, CO
Publications: Colorado Springs Independent article, February 7, 2008; Colorado Springs Gazette, Slice section, August 2, 2006; Colorado Springs Conservatory 2006 Calendar-September, featuring "Ormwurm"; Uno Alla Volta Catalog, Spring 2006 edition
Installations: Wall mural constructed with students at Bemis School of Art (2008); Three floor medallions at Chinook Trail Elementary School (2007); Wall mural at Discovery Canyon School (2006); Private residence entryway medallion (2006)
Apr 26, 2019