Aesthetically my work is spiritually based and socially conscious. My art making tries to bridge the divide between ancient sacred devout and faithful worship with contemporary fleeting secular materialistic sensibility. Bringing the viewer to sensitive subjects with grace or humor, reaching out to the disenfranchised or socially unconscious with simple gestures and bringing calm and peace to those in turmoil are prime motivators and fuel for ignition of the creative spark. Decoratively I enjoy working in the abstract where each embellishment and gesture provides clues for the viewer to string into their own personal narrative. What each piece says to each viewer is unique and that is just fine with me.
In terms of the technical, conventional firing process is not part of my vocabulary. My artistic pursuits are one part aesthetic, one part science, one part pyrotechnics. Alternative firing methods most satisfy these facets of my personality.
Glass is just glaze in its purest form. It's finicky, expensive, needs alot of firings and can be very frustrating to cut, grind and fire. But unlike working in clay and glazes which change texture, color and size between the making and the final result, what you see when you start out is usually what you get at the end. I find this a relief, and I work in glass as sort of a palate cleanser after struggling through a long series in clay.