About the Artist
As a middleschooler in a small town in Norway, I was given one week of work experience. My experience was working in a laboratory where glass laboratory equipment was made. What could be more fun than playing with glass and fire? I loved it! My coworkers were less impressed when on my last day I reached in front of a flame and watched my skin shrivel. However I remember the week with great fondness.
Years later as this experience was eclipsed by new life events (finding my soulmate, graduate school, children), I found an opportunity to rekindle my interest in glass by taking glass fusing classes. At first I was a bit intimidated by scoring and breaking glass, but I soon got over it and pursued my glass studies with great rigor, taking glass workshops around the country with experts in their field. After I learned each new technique I eagerly returned to my studio to explore the techniques limitations and possibilities, as I developed my own sense of design. A lot of my time is spent thinking about new designs and new directions. A plant, a piece of fabric, or twisted metal can trigger my thought processes. Then I start to think of the technical details of executing my vision.
Functional fused and etched glass is my primary love. My focus is making home accents that add novelty to our everyday lives. I am strongly influenced by the natural world and the simple lines of my Scandanavian heritage as well as the exquisite beauty inherent in Japanese design. I hope that you enjoy my work as much as I love making and thinking about it.