Formerly the executive director of a history museum with collections ranging from the decorative arts to early transportation vehicles (and everything in between), I left to pursue an even wider range of interests, including artisan made glass and gemstone jewelry.
You can be assured that the items that you purchase from me are the genuine article. I prefer not to sell reproductions and will never knowingly offer a forged item. I try to research very carefully all items I sell before listing so you can feel comfortable in the knowledge that you'll be purchasing the real thing from me.
The glass art and original jewelry items I offer are all designed and made by me. Every piece I make is one-of-a-kind and all glass items, including the lampwork beads I make are carefully annealed and cleaned before they come to you.
I always try to give you the lowest shipping costs possible and only add a very small amount for handling (which is usually for bubble wrap & boxes!). I always double box glass and pottery and sometimes even other items which might not react so well to rough handling during shipping.
Let me know if you have any questions. I'll always be glad to help out.