About Iris Glass

I 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 blog@irisglass.com 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.