I was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. As a small child I was introduced to the fascinating world of glass when my parents took me on a tour of a pop bottle plant. They also too me to a glass blower and in those days it wax very rare to see a glass blower in our neck of the woods. My addiction to glass was born. In the late 70’s I took my first course in stained glass, but I always had an interest in fused glass so I returned to take classes in 2005. Starting out with my mother’s old pottery kiln I began my learning curve in Kiln Formed Glass … and have been melting memories ever since.
Kiln formed glass is processed by heating glass in a kiln to produce a desired result. The heated glass can take numerous forms, from flat fusing sheets of glass together to melting it into a mold and sagging existing sheets into or over a mold which is referred to as slumping.