ABOUT Mended Heart Glass
One Fall in 2002, I joined my good friend at a local community center for a class in stained glass. I'd never done anything with solder or glass, nor had I ever really studied art or any type of craft ever before. For reasons I will never fully understand, from that moment on, I decided that I would forever be a student of this art form. I'll be the first to admit that I have much to learn! But, I am enchanted by the ancient history of it, the science behind it, and the poetic metaphors that it brings to me in so many ways.
Mended Heart is all about making something beautiful out of broken pieces. It's a very personal journey for me as I can look back on my life and all the things that could have broken me, but they didn't. In fact, just like a stained glass window, all those broken pieces were never really broken at all - they were just waiting for the right setting, the right lighting, and the right moment. Each piece is beautiful in its own right, but chosen to be specially placed together in just the right ways, shaped and mended together, all those pieces become so much more - very much like a journey of a thousand miles, one step at a time!
Right now, I'm working to master the techniques of stained glass, fused glass, and mosaics. I've developed a few of my own unique creations that are showcased on this site. Because I'm a maker at heart, I'm picking up some new ideas with 3D printing, LED's, and wood working with the notion that I'll be incoporating them into future pieces. Ultimately, my objective is to keep learning and creating new things that bring new sparkle and joy to someone who shares the same love of this medium.

If you like what you see, contact me and let's work together to turn your ideas into something fun and gorgeous! 

Thanks for dropping in and allowing me to indulge in this bliss with you!