I started my art career as a very small jewelry artist while in nursing school. I was in need of a small project I could finish in one sitting when needing a break from studying. I made mostly earrings at that time. I still own and wear my very first earrings that I ever made. I slowly outgrew the jewelry and graduated nursing school and found I had more time. I saw a show on fused glass and thought I really want to do that. I did a lot of research and started with a kiln that was used with a microwave.. In 2016, I purchased my very first "big girl" used kiln. Shortly after I did, I realized that I needed a more sophisticated kiln for what I was using it for. I was able to purchase another used kiln and have been using that ever since. I am self taught, with a lot of cut's, blood, tears, and a few dropped finished items along with big sheets of glass. I have been working a lot with copper in glass along with having a friend of mine paint on it. I am excited on what I am going to teach myself next!