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My love affair with glass got its' beginnings when my Grandfather,
an employee of Disneyland as it first opened, had a family day for
all of its' employees. Excitement was rampant with all the
grand-children, darting here, there and everywhere.
And then I saw him! The wondrous magic that
captivated me for the rest of the day. Mickey Mouse?? NO! Not Mickey,
but a glassblower making spun glass figurines.
The lure of the Mad Hatters teacup ride not shaking hands with
Cinderella were enough to break the mesmerizing spell or fascination of
seeing these sticks of glass become wondrous treasures to behold.
A vision that was to influence the rest of my live.
I've been doing art with glass as my medium, in some form or another, for over 28 yrs. While I never did
learn how to do spun glass, it will remain on my list of "someday" things to do.
For now my attention and time is devoted to many things in the hot and cold glass fields.
Small fusing, glass blowing, torch worked beads, paperweights, marbles,
sandblasting, electroforming, faceting.
Pictures of my work can be seen in 2003-2005 WC ArtGlass Calendar, Lark Books "1000 Glass Beads",
Jim Kervins "More than you Ever Wanted to Know about Glass" (5th edition) and the 2nd edition
of the Flow Magazines "Women in Glass" issue.
I teach each year at Glasscraft Expo in Las Vegas and offer private lessons during the rest of the year
in my studio located in Sitka, Alaska.
Visit Catharine's Website: Fireddesires.com
To contact Catharine email: firstname.lastname@example.org
308 Price St,
Sitka, Alaska 99835 (907) 73802289