This series explores the tenuous nature of our connections: how little connection is necessary for a piece to hold together? To create these, I make a piece, then smash it and reassemble the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle, playing with the negative space.
Strips of glass are layered, then fused, creating a woven texture. Decorative, sculptural pieces have holes between the strips, while plates have a backing of clear to make them functional.
Alternating strips of different colored glass are fused together, then cut apart and reformed in an offset pattern.
Organic shapes, with the top layer of glass leaving fissures to highlight a different piece of glass below.
Thin rods of glass are placed to create stripes or a cross-hatched pattern.
Geometric forms in different configurations and color palettes.
Inspired by Neapolitan ice cream, playful dishes in shades of pink, cream and brown (or strawberry, vanilla and chocolate).
Checkerboard patterns in various colors.
Dichroic accents sparkle on solid backgrounds.
Multiple firings turn multi-colored glass into flowing rivers of pattern.
Small granules of glass (called frit) create lace-like patterns.