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Lumina's Garden , handwoven tapestry
tapestry, hand dyed silk, cotton,holographic monofilament, silver metallic, Japanese 24K gold, and black gold thread
wool and silk embroidered wall hanging with cast resin embellishments
cast resin, wool, silk, copper oxides,metallic threads
12x16
Razor Coral, embroidery detail
felted wool silk gauze , surface embroidery
Razor Coral, detail
cast resin colored with copper oxides are sewn onto felted wool and silk
Silk and 24k gold art to wear bracelet
cotton, silk thread, holographic monofilament, metallic threads, aluminum frame lined with heavy silk
5 x 4 x 3
handwoven tapestry
tapestry,silk,,cotton,holographic monofilament
dimensional art, cloth,fiber sculpture
Shibori dyed silk, felted wool, silk thread, Japanese glass seed beads, cold cast glass
18 x 22
Sea Urchin Sculptures in cold cast glass
cold cast glass , glass beads
Sea Urchins, detail of embroidery
acid dyed mulberry silk thread on felted wool surface
hand woven tapestry of  woman dancing under the moon with a white heron
Hand woven silk tapestry
Dyed and woven reed basket with felted wool and silk surface
reed, wool, silk, waxed linen, silk stitching
18 x 12 x12
woven reed basket with felted wool and silk surface
reed, wool, silk, waxed linen, silk stitching
10 x 12 x 12
a textile work for the  %Textile Study Group of New York  *9x9x3 Exhibit*%
Hand painted and Shibori dyed silk, Japanese glass seed beads, wooden box
9x9x3
Sea kelp, Sea kelp Basket ,Sea kelp tapestry
Reed, wool, silk
23 x 16 x 10
sea Kelp tapestry, Ocean tapestry, ocean Art, tapestry,handwoven, fiber vessel, sea kelp,
reed, silk tapestry, wool, silk gauze, waxed linen, silk stitching
23 x 16 x 10
woven reed basket with felted wool and silk surface
reed, silk tapestry, wool, silk gauze, waxed linen, silk stitching
23 x16 x 10
Sea Anemones, silk, wool, hand embroidered sculpted art cloth
silk gauze, felted wool,, silk thread
12 x 28
Sea Anemone, detail of embroidery
acid dyed silk thread on silk and felted wool
Sea Anemone, detail of paper sculpture
Handmade flax and cotton paper, dyed, painted, cut
3 x 3 x 2
 Vessel
Glass, Silk, wire
2018
Shibori dyed silk scarf in  shades of green and purple
Silk, acid dyes
90 x 36
Shibori dyed silk scarves in  shades of green and purple
Silk, Acid dyes
90 x 36
Shibori dyed silk scarf in shades of pink and coral
Silk, acid dyes
88x27

Work is inspired by friends and places I've loved. I have a reverence for beautiful materials and traditional techniques.
I draw with glass lines made while I manipulate molten glass as it streams from the bottom of a small kiln I've suspended in the air. I form the glass panels by melting glass sheets together in a large kiln. Some of my drawings are created by layering glass powders and small pieces of ground glass called frit. I sculpt small objects from glass and melt them to the glass panels to create 3-dimensional surfaces.
Fiber work has a whole other set of creative challenges. I hand dye all of my fibers and usually weave with silk thread on traditional Swedish looms.
I hand weave baskets then cover them with layers of silk and wool. Basket surfaces are embellished with hand-woven tapestry and a fusion of embroidery traditions from many cultures.
I'm honored that my work has been selected for both national and international museum and group exhibitions. I've been a juried member of the American Embroiderer's Guild and I've served as a juror for the American Tapestry Alliance. I share my knowledge by teaching glass and fiber workshops throughout the country.
The national organization, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, has awarded me the lifetime achievement of Master Craftsman.
If you'd like to arrange a commission or if I can assist you with anything,
please use my contact page to get in touch.