I am a long-time Austinite, having put down roots after graduating from UT as a special education teacher in 2005. I taught in public school for 5 years then moved to a private school to establish a transitional education program for adopted students. I first started playing with fused glass one summer at the YMCA of the Rockies. They had a glass fusing studio set up in their art shed basement. I spent hours that summer talking with the girls running the kiln, learning everything I could, combing websites, and playing to my heart's content. I started with a series of Texas wildflowers: bluebonnets, sunflowers, and winecups that still hang in my studio.
In 2017, we had moved to a new home in eclectic central Austin, which had a small studio in the backyard. This provided the perfect opportunity to develop my love of glass art. That November, I turned that little, blue, backyard room into a bonafide glass studio. Over the next few months, I devoured every glass fusing tutorial I could find from contemporary artists in the glass world such as Paul Tarlow, Bob Leatherborrow, and Dale Keating. I poured over the wisdom from the founders of the current glass movement with their hilariously worded works from the 70s and 80s, and swam in the wealth of knowledge available from Bullseyeglass.com. I also began taking classes from Paul himself and his team of seasoned teachers and guest artists at Helios glass studio.
Through playing and experimenting with the techniques and processes that are the foundation of fusing, I settled into my current body of work. I found my unique expression come out in simple, abstract forms, complex textures, and bold, playful colors that reflect nature. To my great delight, my work was well received by local and international artists and collectors.
I continue to be invited to join gallery shows and festival markets in the Austin area and look forward to joining in a few each season as I complete new pieces.
Blue Art House is a private studio located just off of Burnet Road in North-Central Austin, Texas. Due to residence privacy, exact location will only be provided to individuals who are interested in visiting our studio. You can use the contact form to reserve a time to come have a look at our creations or to discuss commissions.