Heiden & Engle Studios

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Gender Female
Introduction I love to play with glass and create works that bring peace to my soul.

I work with my husband, Paul, in the rural community of Hubbardston Massachusetts with the simple goal of creating jewelry and small art objects of the highest quality from glass and other natural materials. Much of our inspiration is from the Art Nouveau period along with organic patterns and colors found in nature.

My flameworking career started in 1997 after attending a Bead Exhibition curated by Kristina Logan. On that night, the beauty of glass beads became the inspiration for a career change; unlocking the door to a new life, and fulfilling my need to express myself through art.

Trying new techniques, materials and playing with shape and color continue to keep glass an enchanting medium! I enjoy the camaraderie and artistic challenges of collaborating with others to create work that takes a piece to another level.

Prior to playing with fire, for 20 years I designed computer applications for the Financial and Insurance industry. The need to design / create has always been an important part of my life.