These rare works of art are formed on many stages and layers.  I am inspired by patterns and designs that I find in nature and architecture.  I am drawn to the tactile surface that each piece has from the cutting technique.  The technique is called incisio. It is a cutting process that involves days of carving into the surface of the glass. Using a series of diamond wheels that are mounted to a lathe, allows me to cut into the piece giving it a unique pattern.  Cutting deep into layers of colored glass, they began to let light through as the design takes form.  This unique process gives each piece a distinct personality and voice.