L&H Fine Art and Mosaic
I discovered my love of glass many years ago when planning my wedding. In the process of the “registering for gifts” part, I was continually drawn to the beauty of the crystal bowls, candle holders and hand-blown wine glasses. They were elegant, smooth and cool to the touch. It made me feel special. It took me away from my regular life.
As we moved on in our lives, I spent my time working in a structured environment and letting that rule my everyday existence. Dean spent his time sketching, creating and painting. He tried to help me see and appreciate art to no avail.
It was my mother that, unwittingly, brought me back to my love of glass. After she sent me on a journey to find something creative, I started by doing tile mosaics. It was then I started to discover my creative side. I moved from tiles to glass mosaics and then I came across fused glass. Once again, I was brought back to my original love of its elegance and beauty. I was drawn to the structure but also the fluidity. Only this time, I realized I could make it myself. I could pick the colors, the shapes and the patterns.
I decided that functional, contemporary art was the direction I would go. I began creating pieces that could be used on the dinner table, hand washed and then put out on display.
Opening the kiln after the firing of a piece is like that anticipation on Christmas morning. Sometimes it is just as I imagined and sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, the magic of the glass is still there.
I make a point to create unique pieces so people can be assured that almost every piece I make is one of a kind.