Contemporary glass art

Reflective Index

Hi there!  So here's a little bit about me.  I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  As a youngster, I spent a lot of time in my dads silver smith studio.  Eventually he hired me on part time, so  I got lots of hands on experience working copper and silver, under his guidance.  All through high school and onward I worked in bead stores, designing and making jewelry for clients.  I was always most fascinated with all the beautiful hand made glass beads I came in contact with.  I wanted to make my own!  So bought a torch and went about learning all I could on my own.  After taking a few short courses, I applied to the glass program at Sheridan College.  When I finished school, I moves to Tucson, AZ for a job opportunity.  To this day I am a glass maker. 

                                                              -Erika Parkin