It was a happy accident when I first discovered glass art over 25 years ago... My enthusiastic fascination with glass, its luminosity and color began when I was introduced to the work of a colleague's mom. And, it just so happened that the artist planned to retire and looked for someone to buy her tools. I embraced the extraordinary opportunity, and have never looked back.
Although I began my journey with the exploration of traditional leaded and foiled stained glass, I didn't find my true passion until I discovered kiln formed glass. It was a whole new exciting world in which to create with sheet glass, crushed glass, paint, molds and so much more.
I have studied under a number of leading glass artists including Margot Clark, Tanya Viet, Michael Dupille, and masters including Bob Leatherbarrow, Nathan Sandberg, and Lena Beckeus.
I give credit and express gratitude for all that these fine artists have taught me. A lot of my success has come through old-fashioned trial and error, and my willingness to take chances, experiment, and yes, even fail. After all, if it doesn't turn out the way you planned, you learn from that and give it another go! It is such a satisfying feeling to create a piece and open the kiln and see the transformation after it has been fired. Even some of our "mistakes" can turn into happy accidents.
This has been an amazing learning process in which I have enjoyed every single lesson!
Proud member of Art First Gallery, Brush Strokes Gallery and Artful Dimensions Gallery in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, VA.
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I hope you enjoy my glass interpretations as much as I enjoy creating them! Thank you for visiting Bello Vetro Studio!