"The impressions of my former life, a B.A. in Mathematics and career as computer programmer, influence the use of patterns and weaving found in my glass art."
Upon retiring from a career as an IT professional for large corporations, and founding her own computer consulting company, Pat commenced on a journey of glassmaking.
This impulse to create was influenced through her many years of collecting art with a particular penchant for glass art. Glass art inspired her imagination and she was mesmerized by the endless possibilities of viewing the same piece of glass in different lighting. These fractals of light, realized through this fragile medium, provided the foundation for her instinct to take up this challenging art form.
After taking several courses and investing the time needed to perfect her techniques, Pat opened her own studio, furnished with a kiln, so that she could create and experiment at will. This freedom to make art on her own schedule, has allowed the artist to expand her knowledge and skills, and ultimately create her own unique style of kiln-formed glass.
Pat remains dedicated to continuous learning and is constantly expanding her art vocabulary. The artist regularly attends workshops, quickly mastering new techniques and interpreting this knowledge to create unique tapestries, bowls, wall pieces and more, in an endeavor to find new possibilities and create unexpected results.
Pat?s glass artworks have been included in numerous galleries and museums in Arizona including, the Shemer Art Center, Arizona Art Alliance at the Holland Center of Art and the WHAM Gallery in Surprise, and two exhibits at the Phoenix Airport Museum, to name but a few. She is a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League since 2014, regularly exhibiting at the Gallery at El Pedregal. Her glass creations brighten up the homes of her many collectors across the country.
Always the teacher, Pat generously shares her knowledge and skill offering workshops for those seeking to learn the fine art of glassmaking.