I’ve always loved playing with fire.
When I started law school, the welcoming speaker on the first day suggested that we do something physical so that we don’t get too caught up in overthinking all the time. Most people joined gyms; I started firespinning with poi and took a few classes in krav maga, capoeira, and boxing.
A few years later, I was out and working and finally able to take up glassblowing at Urban Glass, an incredible glass studio in Brooklyn, NY. Next, I clamped a small canister of mapp gas with a hothead torch to my kitchen table. Dripping with sweat around my didymium safety glasses, carefully aiming shocky glass at a safe corner and not at the countertop, I learned to focus on heat, color, and form to create dramatic, intricate, and profound glass art jewelry.
Having since finished developing my immunity to sharp shards of broken glass, I’m spending more time than ever creating unique works of art in molten glass that cool slowly down into wearable universes, crafted in glass and set with silver or copper, embellished occasionally with silk and fiber, stones and gems, recycled scraps and hand-forged metal.
I blog about working with hot glass here.
You can purchase my glass art jewelry on Etsy.