I'm a glass artist based in Saskatoon. For most of my career I've mainly worked making lampworked jewelry, though I originally apprenticed to be a glass blower. As my kids have gotten older and more independent I've been getting back into blowing glass. I love making very functional everyday items like tumblers and cups, that may bring a little bit of brightness and joy to their owner's days.
My lampworking has evolved over the last few years, from jewelry to more sculptural work like window hangings and now my botanical sculptures. This new work is inspired by my love of flowers and plants especially the wild determined ones that seem to grow in the most difficult conditions. The bases I use are usually wood that would otherwise be discarded like broken shovel handles, or tables, and natural wood such as tree pruning or storm felled branches. They are all cleaned,sanded and sealed with my own beeswax and olive oil finish.