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

Precious memory made of glass

★★★★★
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This past summer we celebrated a 60th birthday by spending five days in Kelowna and filling them with wonderful activities and new experiences. On our list of 60 things to do was create an art piece. After doing a little research I decided on fused glass with Annemarie. None of us had done it before and with Annemarie’s patience and instruction, we all created a beautiful memory of a special event. Personally I am hooked! I can’t wait to return and learn more about fused glass and create more glass art. Thank you Annemarie!

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!