My work falls into 5 distinct groupings. Each has a distinct style, aesthetic, and creative process.
- For this line I hand cut the resist one little leaf at a time, place it on the glass, and continue until the design is complete. Then I sandblast the piece, peel the resist off, and paint the sandblasted area with archival quality oil paints and enamels. The work is functional and can may be washed, but it should not be displayed in direct sunlight as the paint is sensitive to prolonged UV exposure, as with any fine art.
- This line begins with an original photograph, usually from my walks around my local neighborhood. Though an intricate and complicated process I carve the image deeply into the glass. I then diligently paint them by hand in many layers to create the depth of color and experience you observe. These pieces can withstand UV exposure and are also meant to be functional.
- This is the direct offspring of the marriage between delicate and sunset lines, and has grown into our strongest selling line. I find it moody and mysterious, using the techniques mentioned about and also requiring some of its own. These pieces should be protected from prolonged UV exposure.
- For my photo tint line I transfer my photography directly to the surface of the sandblasted glass. It has a very painterly look, and should be protected from long term UV exposure.
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- For this special new line I collaborated with a pair of extraordinary Seattle glass blowers. After designing and creating the pieces in the hot shop, I carved my original images into the surface, then painted them by hand - both inside and out. These pieces should be protected from long term UV exposure.