I thrive on creating large scale pieces that bring both art and nature into our everyday lives. My works are often functional as well as beautiful, just like nature. Fine art glass transmits colored light, which I am drawn to for its spiritual and healing qualities. I love to juxtapose glass with hand forged-metal for the strength, structure and malleability it lends.
I hold a patent for my unique glass shaping technique. I developed a process to shape Tiffany-style fine art glass, which previously had been thought of as too finicky to kiln fire. A wonderful by-product of kiln-firing this glass is the way the color deepens and evolves during firing. The shapes I form with this glass have become the basis of my Signature line of art lighting, as well as numerous custom designs for public and private commissions.
Public Art Projects
2018 “Yggdrasil Tree” New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
Fine art stained glass window, NM Art in Public Places program
2016 “Burro” Santa Fe Espresso Co., Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
Fine art stained glass panel with backlighting, commission
2015 "Illumination Tree" Albuquerque Sunport (Intl. Airport), NM
Large scale (approx. 1400lb, 14 ft) custom art chandelier, hand-forged steel and art glass, City of Albuquerque Public Art Program with Donor Funding
2013 "Magnolia Tree" Lorenco's Salon, Albuquerque, NM
Custom art chandelier, commission
2011 "Frond Lamps" Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO
Freestanding sculptural art lamps, metal and art glass, commission
2008 "Tree of Life Table" Wellesley College, MA
Sculptural table made of hand forged iron and handmade fine art glass, Commissioned for Wellesley Office of Religious and Spiritual Life by alumni donor
1991 "Carousel", Manor Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Large mural for the backdrop of an historic theatre, commission
Selected Private Commissions
2018 Aspen Chandelier. Albuquerque, NM $4,285.00
2017 Magnolia Wall Vines and Sconces. Ann Arbor, MI $4,232.00
2015 Magnolia Chandelier. Albuquerque, NM $13,778.00
2013 Three Blossom Magnolia Chandelier. Santa Fe, NM $12,120.00
2012 “Lynx” and “Bunnies,” Fine Art Stained Glass. Anchorage, AK $6,000.00
2012 Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Woodbury. CT $6260.00
2011 “Yggdrasil Tree with Bluebirds,” Fine Art Stained Glass. Herndon, VA $3190.00
2011 Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Albuquerque, NM $6795.00
2011 Camellia Chandelier. Pasadena, CA $8,256.00
2010 Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Albuquerque, NM $13,240.00
2010 Magnolia Chandelier. Fruita, CO $16,915.00
2010 Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Carnation, WA $62,985.00
2010 Custom Hand-Forged “Swirl” Table. Carnation, WA $4995.00
2009 Four Blossom Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Henderson, NV $11,880.00
2008 Magnolia Chandelier. Santa Fe, NM $68,000.00
2008 Oak Leaf Chandelier. Henderson, NV $33,970.00
2008 Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Colorado Springs, CO $12,329.00
2007 Five Lazy Daisy Chandeliers. Tallahassee, FL $29,512.00
2007 “Lilith & Adam,” Fine Art Stained Glass. Elm Grove, WI $32,000.00
2007 Magnolia Chandelier. Charlotte, NC $6090.00
2007 “Wild Iron Zebra,” Metal Sculpture. Corrales, NM $2700.00
2006 “Dogwood” Table, Hand-Forged Iron and Art Glass. Raleigh, NC $19,500.00
2006 Sweetgrass and Daisy Chandelier. Lake George, NY $51,000.00
2006 Magnolia Chandelier. Merritt Island, FL $9,540.00
2006 Three Blossom Lazy Daisy Chandelier. Southlake, TX $9396.00
2005 “Dogwood” Table with Black Eyed Susan Art Glass. Fayetteville, NC $
2005 Sweetgrass Chandelier. Henderson, NV $26,520.00
2005 Magnolia Chandelier with Vine. Fort Davis, TX $18,010.00
2005 Grape Vine Chandelier. Lago Vista, TX $9,950.00
2005 Sweetgrass and Daisy Chandelier. Cincinnati, OH $9,850.00
2004 Magnolia Chandelier. Santa Fe, NM $6300.00
2004 Magnolia Chandelier. Center Port, NY $16,000.00
2004 Custom Art Chandelier. Houston, TX $17,110.00
2004 Magnolia and Camellia Chandeliers. Fort Collins, CO $9,900.00
2004 Custom Art Chandelier. Park City, UT $11,366.00
2004 Magnolia Chandelier, Begonia Accent Lamps. Tallahassee, Fl $17,600.00
Fire & Ice, Baltimore, MD
Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona, AZ
Houshang’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Abrash Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Iriniri Design, Nyack, NY
Artist and Art Business Experience
Jezebel Studio & Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico 1998-Present
An art studio & gallery producing art lighting, sculpture, furniture and fine-art stained glass. Opened Jezebel Gallery in 2000, located in Santa Fe's prestigious Canyon Road area. In 2004, became Jezebel Studio & Gallery and moved to Madrid, NM, an art colony 19 miles South of Santa Fe.
Sun Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1995-1997
Taught fine-art stained glass to students in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Humana Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico 1993-1995
Fine art and jewelry store. Representing stained glass art & lighting.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Double Bachelor’s of Fine Art, Sculpture and Painting
(Courses of study included warm & cold techniques with glass, sculpture in metal and stone, painting and international studies)
Cleveland Institute of Fine Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990
School for International Training, Kenya, 1990
International Studies/Spring Semester
Corcoran School of Fine Art, Washington D.C., 1989
University of Pittsburgh, 1989
Semester at Sea/Spring Semester
Traveled to Spain, Yugoslavia, USSR, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, China, England & France.
Maryland Institute of Fine Art, 1986
Figure Drawing & Ceramics/Night Classes
Awards & Press
2018 Spectrum, KAZQ Albuquerque, 10 minute artist interview
2018 Jezebel’s glass art mentioned in the Oral History Walking Tour of Madrid [New Mexico] by Andrew Wice, available through the VoiceMap App
2016 “Albuquerque International Sunport continues to grow its 100-plus piece collection of New Mexico culture,” appeared in January 24 2016 edition of Albuquerque Journal.
Illumination Tree mentioned in article about the art collection at the Albuquerque Sunport.
2015 “New Tree at Sunport,” appeared in April 7 2015 edition of Albuquerque Journal.
An article about Illumination Tree, Jezebel’s new art piece at the Albuquerque Sunport.
2014 Selected for a feature on Reelz Channel, 3 minute segment of Jezebel Gallery and Jezebel’s glass art which aired for a month
2010 Included in Creative Glass, a book written by Charles McFadden and Danjiela Kracun
2007 HGTV “That’s Clever” Program about the arts, 15 minute segment of Jezebel making artwork.
2002 Jezebel’s slumped glass and artisan lighting featured in Home Lighting & Accessories Magazine, August Issue, Pg. 42
2001 Awarded a Patent for her unique glass slumping technique
1987 Recognized as a "Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts."
1986 Full color cover article in Bethesda Journal featuring Jezebel as an outstanding Artist.
All pieces that feature illuminated components are UL compliant.