I have been a stained glass artist for the past 11 years and a fused glass artist for the past six years. Fused glass is created by melting glass pieces to each other in a kiln.
I create lava explosions and lava flows in fused stained glass. I live near the lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, and that is my source of inspiration. I have developed a method of creating fused glass to resemble Pele’s beautiful creations. All my work is created and fused at my workshop in lower Puna on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Each piece is one of a kind.
My art varies from 3”x4” sun catchers, Christmas ornaments, to larger pieces that hang in windows, or on stands for table/shelf display or an open area. I also do fused stained glass panels where I create the glass for the window panels (various sizes 12”x15” to 63x23”). I use a combination of stained glass and dichroic glass in my pieces. This process combines to give each piece a sparkle that changes as the day passes, and lights come on in a room.
Currently my work is available at various galleries on the Big Island. These include the “Volcano Art Center,” on the grounds of Hawai’i Volcano’s National Park, and at “Kalani Honua gift shop“ in lower Puna. Also, I am at the Hilo Farmers Market on most Wednesdays and Saturdays, in the mauka (mountain) craft tent area from 7 am – 2 pm.
I’d like to share a note from a recent client: “Later in the week we visited Volcano and stopped an art gallery where I purchased one of your pieces, with the clear background. That evening we went out to view the lava flows, and you have certainly captured the red, orange, and yellow explosions as they spew into the air. Your piece is now in Baltimore, Maryland hanging in the window of our breakfast area where we can enjoy it every morning! Mahalo. Randi.”
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