At the age 52, I discovered I was an artist. Before that I had designed jewelry, as a hobby while I ran a hotel. My journey to artist was abrupt. My husband gave me broken glass for Christmas so I could do mosaics while I recovered from a health issue.
That one gift led me to more broken glass, then a bead making class. I fell in love with the molten glass, watching it move, alive in the flames. I began making intricate beads and discovered I required a kiln to anneal these beads. While ordering the small kiln, the clerk queried if I would rather purchase a larger kiln to make plates, because the shipping to Hawaii was exactly the same.
Front Street Gallery - An Artists' Co-op
18881-A Front St. NE, PO Box 2697, Poulsbo, Washington, 98370
You can find Jessica on Saturdays at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market.