I enjoy working with all materials and like designing articles that are both practical and artistic. Many of the processes used in working with materials are similar. A common sense approach to solving problems and developing skills that lead to success is most satisfying. Hot liquid glass is one of the most pliable and manipulative materials and I find the challenge of working with hot glass very rewarding. The creation of pieces involving a combination of media such as wood, metal, pottery and glass allows a freedom of expression that has no boundaries.
Joan and I learned to work with hot glass through the “Summer Series” at Red Deer College. We built the hot shop in 2002 and are now working in all areas of glass – cold, warm, and hot.
We enjoy sharing the facility with other artists and offer glassblowing classes on selected weekends and host many Glassworkers’ Guild workshops.