Welcome to August Glass and my handmade jewelry and mosaics. Each design starts with inspiration from nature: the kaleidoscope of colors found in the mountains of Colorado, where I live, and the vibrant lushness found in the tropics.
Growing up in Boise, my art teacher mom was always helping my sister and me with projects like painting, batik, macrame and sewing. I learned very early how nourishing and joyful it is to create with your hands, as our mothers and grandmothers have done for generations.
After starting my career as a professional violist (34 years and going strong!), I landed in Hawaii for five years and that’s where my love of nature grew exponentially. Being so close to brand new earth, with its incredibly rich and iridescent colors, was an awakening. Years later, when I came across a box of stained glass pieces and tools, it was like another awakening. I discovered a passion that’s occupied my heart, head and hands for the past 15 years. I’m as excited now about creating beauty as I was the day I found that box. Today I balance my time playing in the Colorado Symphony, teaching and bringing more color into the world.
I hope you see the sheen of rainbows and iridescence of butterfly wings as you browse my website. If you want to see my designs in person, August Glass is featured at Niwot’s Little Bird, Lyons’ Western Stars Gallery, and Buena Vista’s Sundance and Friends.