Debra lives and maintains her studio in McMinneville, OR.
"When the company I work for moved the administrative office to Newport 7 years ago, something strange and wonderful happened to me - an artistic part of my brain became aware as I attended a glass fusing workshop. I was hooked and glass became my obsession.
"Glass to me is warm and cold at the same time. It is so fascinating to me how light can change the color of a piece of glass. My favorite activity with glass is creating a living creature out of glass without any of the normal colors - my glass bugs and fish skeletons are an example. And then there is dichroic glass.....definitely uncharted territory. With my husband Rick's assistance we are also exploring sandblasting iridescent glass and creating functional plates.
"I am so lucky to be able to live in this beautiful area of the coast and look forward to many years of inspiration and creating."
This section is intended as more or less a history of the work of our artists. As such, it is useful more as a means of seeing the evolution of an artists' work, rather than a representation of what the artist is currently creating.
Techniques, colors used, and even form of color are elements that change over time for an artist. And some pieces will remain unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.
Of course, there are some here that may be able to be duplicated - at least to some degree - by the artist. Please contact us if there is a piece you may be interested in.
View free glassblowing demonstrations almost every afternoon from our specially built observation deck!