As a high school student I took two mechanical drawing classes. I thoroughly enjoyed these classes and I considered studying to become an architect. However, reality set in and the thought of the rigors of all the math and structural engineering classes lead me in other directions.
After retirement from years of not-for-profit work, I decided that I wanted to do something just for me. The creative side of me drew me to fused (kiln formed) glass. Currently I am focused on two distinct processes. The first pays homage to my high school drawing class days as I am using the “strip cut” technique to build a unique series of “glass houses”. The second process is the “woven” glass technique. These pieces depict clothing made with woven glass.
I am having a great time and hope that my glass pieces will bring a smile to the faces of those who see them.
Doug continues his long relationship with Woodwalk in 2018
I have always been a maker of things and a collector of stuff. I have been a sewer, a weaver, a stitcher, a knitter, a knotter, a batiker, a doll maker, a mosaicer, a gardener, and a collector.
My current explorations are in fused (kiln formed) glass and mixed media creations. I am an avid gardener and use glass as a medium to interpret floral and botanic forms and shapes. Much of my inspiration comes from my garden, and this inspiration is reflected in the textural and organic nature of my work.