Helen moved to Colorado from England after meeting her husband while biking
across Tanzania. She comes to glass art
from an untraditional academic background.
Helen is self taught and focuses on kiln fused glass. The glass designs
are constructed piece by piece, and then melted in a kiln to 1460F and above
where it becomes liquid. After cooling and annealing a solid piece of glass has
been made. The glass is often fired a second or third time to create 3D shapes.
Sometimes the glass is layered like a cheese sandwich and melted together.
Other times thin strips of glass are placed on edge like dominoes and fired
together. Both techniques enable her to create strong bold designs and
distinctive color placement. The designs are created to take the best advantage
that light can bring to a piece. Often a pattern will change as you view it
from different angles depending upon where the light comes through.