Shimmer/Glimmer: A body of kiln formed glass panels, inspired by the sky during my daily walks at dusk. I am drawn to kiln formed glass as a medium because it is a material that transmits, reflects, refracts and holds light. Its associations with fragility, yet its underlying strength, lends itself to touching upon the ephermeal nature of being. Inspired by the amorphous structure of glass being between both a liquid and a solid state, I focus on variant gradients: of hue, tone, opacity, transparency, form and formlessness. The overlapping and subtle transitions between these elements is the point of interest for me. Each piece is made up of thousands of tiny glass balls that I make myself over many firings and set into place by hand, and then low fire the pieces onto sheet glass.