Christine T. Hekimian began her career in glass 17 years ago at the Gary Rosenthal Collection in Kensington, Md., one of the area’s largest glass production studios. She was given the opportunity to learn and develop skills when little was known about kiln-formed glass. She was promoted to production manager and glass designer and loved working in product development. She has studied with leading glass artists, including Dan Fenton, Richard LaLond, Jerimy Lepistol, Norm Dobbins and others. Currently she is a Resident Artist with the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo National Park.
I don't believe I will ever tire of working with glass, even after 17 years. Each time you open the kiln it is exciting to see if the technique you chose was successful or the colors combinations were what you were expecting. Even with mistakes you always learn something. My focus for new work is layering opaline glass over primary and secondary colors to discover a new color palette. I create texture and depth in each piece by firing it several times at different temperatures. Glass is Glorious by nature.