This Spring I completed a six week residency in northern Scotland at North Lands Creative Glass Center. I shared the experience with three other glass artists; Edison Zapata (Columbia), Holly Grace (Australia), and Veronika Beckh (Germany). I used the residency as an opportunity to explore architecture and objects specifically found in Lybster, the small fishing community where we lived.
I am now living in Asheville and am a Resident Artist at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina.
The Green Energy Park (GEP) is a facility that fuels glass and blacksmithing equipment with Methane gas from a landfill. I am working to update the glass studio equipment for use in teaching classes and renting to artists exploring glass in their work.
I am teaching classes through Western Carolina Universities Continuing Education Program at GEP. My plan is to expand the facility to accommodate casting, slumping, coldworking, and flameworking. This facility has great potential for teaching classes as well as aiding the advancement my own work with glass.