Raised on an Iowa Farm and being involved with 4-H gave me an appreciation for different crafts. I briefly studied arts and crafts at Iowa State University and then followed my longing for the mountains by moving to Colorado.untitled kaleidoscopestained glassSince 1978, stained glass has been my medium for artistic expression. I began designing stained glass windows, lampshades and other items. Kaleidoscopes, remember the fun you had with them when you were a child? Well that 'fun' has once again entered my life. By 1981, the intrigue of capturing a rainbow had won my heart. It still seems like magic when viewing through a newly made scope and finding that spectrum of color inside. My newest scopes reflect my enjoyment of wildlife and of the outdoors with the addition of decorative 'filigree' and 'scratchings' to the scopes exterior.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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