Karen, please give us a little background on yourself:
What do you like best about what you do?
Is there a pattern in the way you select materials? In the way you use color, texture or light?
I work in what I like to call organized chaos, so usually what is spread all over my bench is where I start from unless I have special orders to do. Organics and textures are my personal favorites using silver foil combined with different frits (small chunks of glass) to get those fantastic reactions. I like earthy colors myself but try to work with brights and pastels too. Really I just want to try making it all! Doesn't matter, bead sets, focal beads, vessels, off mandrel work, sculptural pieces, fused pieces.
How much time is spent creating your pieces?
What do you find most challenging about your work in the glass arts?