I have always been a collector and a hoarder and have been creating shrines with these objects since childhood. I am constantly reorganizing and cataloging my collections. A lot of the objects serve as artifacts that tell a story in my work. I think that it is important for me to be surrounded by these things – they serve as inspiration.

I am also drawn to the culture and the community of glass. Working in the hot shop is a great dichotomy to beading for me.