About Iris Glass
can recall standing in the garden at about age 5, thinking about some
pictures I'd seen of art glass - lovely old arts and crafts vases with
beautiful colors and patinas. I recall thinking that these were the
most beautiful and perfect forms I could possibly conceive of. (Well, I
was 5, perhaps not in those exact words, but that's how I remember it
today.) But it left a lasting impression, and when I got the
opportunity to get into neon in my early 20s, I was delighted.
I was thrilled with neon for awhile, but after quite a few years I
decided it was time to move on with my life. I got married, became very
involved with activism for health, the environment, and animals, went
back to Sarah Lawrence and finished my undergraduate degree, and spent
the next year getting more involved with art again . . . and realized
that I had the perfect opportunity to get back into glass again, this
time strictly artistically! So here I am. I'm focussing on beads for
now. I have always loved beads, so this seems the perfect place to
start. I'm never happier than when at my torch, experimenting and
working out new and fun things I can do with molten glass. I love the
beauty of glass, and I love that it makes work so enjoyable.
I got started in mid-October of this year, and so far things are going
great. I've worked out some nice beads that I will be offering as
regular lines, and am working out a way for folks to custom-order some
basic beads in colors and designs of their liking. Please keep checking
back, as I will be posting new beads and pictures regularly. If you
would like to be added to an email list, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will send updates when I post new items or blog posts. Soon, I
will provide a proper subscription link, but for now, this will work.
Juneau is the lovely model in these photographs.