With trial and error I have found my own voice and create what I love!
I hope you love it too!
I am a self taught glass artist. I came across warm glass quite by chance over a decade ago and have not stopped.
I saw a kiln in my local glass shop one day years ago and was instantly intrigued. The owner of the shop, Jan. was starting to fuse glass and I had to try my hand at it. I bought every book I could get my hands on to teach myself this artform. Plus I love to experiment. It is part art and part science.
My wonderful husband, Clark, surprised me with a kiln of my very own. A System 96 Hotstart Pro by Skutt 13". It came with the basics, no real programing. It was trial and error for a long time. I continued to buy books and learn.
Then I discovered webinars online that I could learn new methods and ask questions with teachers.glass artists from all over, without traveling. I learned so many new techniques.
One of these glass artists started her own educational videos on her website and invited many artists to join her in teaching and sharing.
Along came Facebook with groups of individuals from beginners to experts and everyone in between, all willing to learn and share with each other.