Dawn is originally from West Linn, Oregon and is a fused or “warm”
After visiting Fountain Hills, first on vacation and then as a
snow bird, my husband and I built a new home in FH. We do still
spend some time in the Northwest to visit our grandchildren.
She received Art Scholarships in Elementary School and College,
were she studies Chinese Watercolor and Calligraphy..
More than 15 years ago Dawn Became Intrigued with the warm glass
process and began working in this beautiful medium. Her art
appears in invitational shows and gallery exhibits in Arizona,
Oregon, and Washington. She has found warm glass to be the
perfect way to use her imagination and creativity to combine color
and texture into distinctive warm glass art. Her sculptures often
utilizes Frit which is a variety of glass chips. Each piece is
unmistakably unique and as a result wonderful.
The medium used in Dawn’s artwork is referred to by several
names, such as fused glass, kiln formed glass, and warm glass.
This process involves firing a mosaic of compatible glass in a
kiln up to 1500 degrees until it fuses together. The reason the
term “warm glass” has been widely adopted is because casting and
blowing, takes place between 1700 and 2300 degrees. Compared to
kiln work such as sagging or fusing which takes place anywhere
between 1200 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus it has taken the
secondary place of being only “warm”. Many unexpected and
wonderful things can happen in each firing that make each piece