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Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. I am a mom to a wonderful 20 month old little girl, have an amazing & supportive husband, and 2 cats who don’t like sharing my affections with the baby. With my business, Mediums to Masses, I create fused glass jewelry and table-wares made by screen printing vintage textile patterns onto the glass then firing them into the surface. I also create sculpture and installation art in my free time. Please visit my personal website for examples of that work:

How did you first get involved with crafting? I was enamored with the material glass when I first experienced glassblowing as a teenager. I’ve always loved all arts & crafts but there was something about the material glass that immediately had me hooked. When I studied glass in college at the Rhode Island School of Design I learned many other ways to manipulate the material and I’ve continued to expand on that knowledge and discover new ways to use glass.

What are your favorite materials to work with? Well (obviously) glass, but I also love fabric and sewing, concrete (a new fav.), metal, found and salvaged objects to name a few…

Do you have a favorite color palette? Green, green and more green!

What are your inspirations in your art and in life? This is really 3 questions for me, with my craft I am inspired by the material glass, vintage patterns, fun shapes, and clean, modern forms. With my art I am inspired by current events politically and personally. In my life I am inspired by my daughter and watching her grow into such an amazing little person and by my husband whose dedication to his craft (computer programming) is a catalyst for me.

What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working? I love all the Hotel Costes (they are great for working to) but my all time fav. song is Dramamine by Modest Mouse

Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them? That’s hard- there are so many great indie crafters (esp. in the bay area) but I have to say that some of my favorites are on Etsy- I love that site and am totally addicted to buying on there (any money I make goes right back to etsy).

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business? Grad School!! I am super excited to start an MFA program (in sculpture) at Mills this fall.

You can find out more about Medium to the Masses and shop at the following websites:

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