I design and make fun and functional kiln-fired glass tableware and lighting, using brightly colored iridescent glasses and glass powders. All the cutting is done by hand, then pieces are assembled and fused together in the kilns. A second firing slumps the pieces over molds, creating bowls and plates. I am especially drawn to creating patterns and textures with repeating shapes, as well as negative-positive forms, having been inspired by quilting my entire life. I enjoy using bold color combinations for a graphic look.

Black Mountain, NC

http://www.shepardsonstudios.com