I have always worked with my hands and when I found glass in 2009 I was completely captivated. With glass you can paint, sculpt, mix and layer colors to create endless possibilities. Each time I play with glass it evolves and creates a new avenue to explore. I can be inspired by a walk in the woods, the print on my pajamas, a painting or a day at the beach and no matter what the inspiration I find myself mentally breaking down everything as if it were layers of glass. My list to explore is long and I look forward to taking you on my journey.
I began this journey by graduating from Western State College in Gunnison Colorado in 1988 with a BA in Industrial Education and Technology. I have always leaned towards the metals and being one of the only girls in this department I wondered where this would lead me. My father who had been exploring knife making with some of the great masters came up with the idea of Hand Forged Edged Tools upon my graduation. A clever way to get me to move back home and put my new found skills to work. In 1989 Cape Forge came to life and I have been making knives ever since. I love being a knife maker, but after 30 years of running my small company Cape Forge it was time to make a change. Cape Forge Glass came to life as we started slowing down the edge tool business and as luck would have it a position opened at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. I am currently the Operations Manager for this amazing non profit and now I promote others and educate new artists with the love of glass. I continue to make knives on a limited basis and continue to play with glass and dreaming of all the possibilities. I still have visions of combining knives and glass, so we shall see where this journey leads. Currently, I only sell glass twice a year supporting the Simsbury Artists. If you can stop by, I am honored to be able to do what I love and share it with you.
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