I’ve had two very different things that have fascinated me since I was a child. The first was the infinite options of hot glass; the colored light it creates and by it’s strength and fragility. The second was landforms and geology –the innate balance and harmony found in nature. Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry. I often combine precious metal wire with fused glass and lampworked beads. My most recent work combines the metals with natural stones and Druze. Each of my pieces is one of a kind. I still enjoy the challenge that comes with commission pieces. When I can develop a design that pleases the client and satisfies my own design sense, I am truly happy.
For more than thirty years I owned Tapestry Glass, in Reno, a retail gallery/studio. I closed the retail operation in March, 2015 and am now concentrating on commissions and my own creations under the name Hallamore Designs.