Artist

Since 2003, I have been part of the Washington Glass School in Washington, DC. The great majority of each day is spent in the glass studio, which is an active arts center with classes, studio artists working and public art projects on the go constantly.

After 16 years as a professional artist, I know that people .....

Since 2003, I have been part of the Washington Glass School in Washington, DC. The great majority of each day is spent in the glass studio, which is an active arts center with classes, studio artists working and public art projects on the go constantly.

After 16 years as a professional artist, I know that people still find it hard to believe that I spend the whole day working, as the image of the artist as carefree bohemian is hard to shift. I’m convinced that friends and family believe that I spend my days wearing a smoking jacket and swapping witty aphorisms with the characters from a novella by Oscar Wilde.

My typical working day will start at 8:00 a.m. I love the quiet and the solitude of the studio before anyone else is in. My work involves using glass powder and working in close detail, and its the only time I can focus on my artwork, as once everyone is in the studio, it’s as if we are off to the races.

Motivation is fortunately never an issue, once I have started a glass panel it becomes an obsession that I can’t shake off until it the work is completed. Many firings are required for each work, and, as anyone who works with kilns knows, bad things can happen while firing (e.g. power outages, stuck relays, bad program codes, etc.). Every time I close the kiln, I do my mojo kiln dance to appease the kiln gods. After each panel is fired, the glass is coldworked and mounted into framework, and with a sigh of relief, the artwork is signed. And then packing for shipping becomes my next issue of concern.

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
47th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm | Exhibition: May 4th – July 5th