Creating fused glass art that is both functional and decorative has been Julie's passion for 10 years.
Julie is drawn to glass because of its viscosity under heat. Most of us know glass to be hard and rigid, but the artistry begins when she can plan and execute how she wants the glass to change. Using heat, physics, and molds, Julie can change a sheet of glass into a sculptural rendition of nature. The delight she feels in creating a fluid, smooth, flowing piece of art is her motivation and addiction. Julie's goal is to elicit that flutter or feel of warmth in the viewer’s soul.
The process incorporates the science and technical knowledge of how glass reacts to heat in the kiln at various temperatures. She enjoys using metal inclusions in her art because the metals create dimension, bubbles, and sparkle within the glass. Currently, Julie is experimenting with creating three-dimensional flowers.
Her work has been accepted into many juried shows, and is currently available in Michigan and Indiana galleries.