"I want to walk by the paths of the world in order to pick the flowers of love, of joy and of freedom."~novatore

Caste glass medallion in antique metal ring and chain. My grandmother collects rabbit items so I made her this necklace, the metal ring and chain belonged to her mother. Top picture includes the first failed trial piece next to the finished piece.

Flameworked borosilicate glass miniature Tiger Lily globe and stand.

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Retouched religious image, paint maker and pen. There is a man that gets a table at my local flee market and just has little free pictures of saints, prayers and some very biased, inaccurate and frightening pro-life and anti-gay pamphlets. I have made a small hobby of collecting things from his table and altering them/ using them in collages.

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Retouched religious image, paint maker and pen. There is a man that gets a table at my local flee market and just has little free pictures of saints, prayers and some very biased, inaccurate and frightening pro-life and anti-gay pamphlets. I have made a small hobby of collecting things from his table and altering them/ using them in collages.

Progress photos from my project of glass and taxidermy birds. All the birds were found dead as roadkill and salvaged. The bodies are hollow lamp-worked borosilicate glass.

Quick ball point pen drawings of little still lifes composed of things i grabbed off my dresser.

Two of my recent necklaces. Flameworked pendants, wire and glass/stone beads.

"What a colorful funeral" acrylic painting. I’ve been thinking about the 3 oil spills last month in the Delaware River just upstream of my hometown. driving over the bridge often I admire the beautiful sunsets over the river and notice how often there is more smoke causing the lovely colors in the sky than clouds. the chemical and nuclear plants spewing out smoke and fire into the air, chem trails from the airport, and the river  trapped in the middle slowly being suffocated, still reflecting the colorful skies in her choppy dirty water.

New baby succulent cuttings and air plants are doing great in my glass terrariums!

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Finally got my flame-working studio set up!! Its so fantastic!!! Glass time all winter break!!

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Glass Deer head terrarium, haven’t painted the wood base yet. It has moss, crystals and a tiny succulent inside that can only be seen through the eyes and mouth.

Glass Coral Reef!
Myself and 3 of my classmates worked as a team on this project. We poured hot glass over crushed glass to make the base of each reef. Each coral was hot sculpted individually and then brought back up to temperature and hot attached to the base, some were also cold attached later. We borrowed two fishtanks and got some sand from the river for the class setup and a had a projector of underwater scenes behind it.

Wire wrapping lots of stuff.

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Soft glass Disembodied hand charms.

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Soft glass Disembodied hand charms.

Working on sculpting deer skulls in the hot shop… Not really completely happy with any of these just yet…

Im working on this life-sized solid hand, i sculpted it on a bench torch out of clear borosilicate glass, im still working on the coldworking…