I am formally trained jeweler who graduated from art school before ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘climate change’ were terms used in our everyday vernacular. For over a decade, I incorporated plastics into my work as a way to add in color, but with the shift in the current global conversation, I decided my only option was to reinvent myself, and I began a quest to find a more sustainable material. Through years of experimentation, I have developed my own modified cold-working techniques where I sculpt glass that I make from a mix of new and upcycled materials to create richly colorful and opalescent pieces that narratively explore environmental issues while blurring the lines between natural and manmade elements. I laminate sheets of glass to create the color I desire and sculpt it while it remains at room temperature using a mix of traditional glass and lapidary including laminating, grinding, drilling, cutting, sanding, and stone wheel engraving. I do not use any molds.