Artist Statement

I love glass because of its translucency and its ability to reflect light, intensify colour and play with form and shadow. I also love glass because it’s a natural product made of sand – the colours consist of a variety of metals, minerals and oxides. Glass is fluid and malleable when hot, strong and static when cold and can be blown, layered, assembled, painted, cut, etched, fused and slumped.

Glass is not a static. It is not two dimensional like a painting and it’s not bound by its solidity like a rock because glass can be manipulated when hot. Cold again glass dances with light illuminating and intensifying each colour and plays through that dance with its surroundings and with multiple dimensions. Read more about glass.

After earning my BFA from OUC, where I majored in sculpture, I continued my studies with two glass artists. In order to be able to express myself with my art I am continuously learning and experimenting.

I paint, layer, cut, and assemble the best hand made art glass I can buy with the vision of bringing beauty, wonderment and luminescence into the dining and living room.

Functional art is a way to bring art into a household.

03. Reviews

First time working with glass

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I visited Annemarie's studio last summer when I was travelling through Kelowna and created my very first glass dish. I had never worked with glass before and she was an excellent teacher. It was totally hands on: you do all your own cutting and shaping, you get to choose whatever colours and different types of glass that you want, you get to be totally free and Annemarie helps you if you get stuck or can't decide what to do next. I created a 10" plate that I have displayed in my window. I love how the light shines through it and I can't wait to go back next time I am in the Okanagan. My next plate will be even more experimental! Thank you Annemarie!

Inner Artist

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Annemarie, thank you for teaching me how to bring out my inner artist. You are so patient and kind and I always enjoy being in your shop and creating my tiny pieces of fused glass jewellery. I like how I get to use tools. This is a new thing for me and it's really quite fun. There is so much more to your studio than just fusing glass. It's like learning to be a little bit handy too. I look forward to the next session.