I am a sculptor working in glass. My glass of choice is tempered or plate glass. Unlike bottle glass, which is actively recycled, building glass is not recycled but dumped in landfills. I began my own form of recycling by reusing these materials to create my artwork. I love the soft green tint of this glass and enjoy being part of the “green art” movement. My work explores personal and spiritual growth and is inspired by the patterns and rhythms of nature and my life on the water. I fuse and slump pieces many times to achieve their organic look. But when the piece is out of the kiln for the last time, the process is far from over. I extensively cold-work each piece — sandblasting, grinding, and wheel carving until the desired effect is achieved. I studied theater and lighting design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and received degrees in Interior Design and Art History from Marymount University. I am on the faculty at the Washington Glass School and is a Torpedo Factory Associate Artist.