Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artist Jackie Murphy joins the Fusionglass Co team of instructors.

 We're really delighted to welcome fusionglass co friend and talented local artist Jackie Murphy as a new instructor to the FGC team. Jackie has been taking classes with us for about 4 years now. She is a talented clay artist and has developed a deep love for glass working.


Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she was young girl, Jackie and her family moved to
Moab, Utah where they spent their weekends exploring the beautiful mountains and deserts.
Eventually, her family settled in the Missoula, Montana area, 30 miles out of town and surrounded
by beauty and wildlife. In her mid-20's she decided she had grown tired of the long, cold, snowy
winters and moved to Hawaii. 


She met her husband, Doug, in Hawaii and they moved to El
Cajon, CA in 1992. After spending 20 years developing software and doing computer consulting,
she decided to retire and devote her time to her art.

Jackie learned stained glass in 1989, and learned ceramics in 2011, and took her first fused
glass class in March of 2012 (at Fusionglass Co.). Once bitten by the fusing bug, and wanting
more control over her ceramics, she and her husband built a studio on their property, and she
started buying kilns.


Jackie’s art reflects who she is, and where she has been in life. Some things show her Montana
roots, love of mountains, and passion for professional bull riding. Other things reflect her years in
Hawaii with its lush vegetation and colorful sea life.

 In addition to working in her art studio, Jackie was recently invited to instruct at Fusionglass Co's Ladies Night Out fused glass classes. Where she has had perfect attendance since coming to her first class. Jackie has been assisting with the classes for the past year and we're delighted to have her on board officially as an instructor!  


View more of Jackie's art at Glazed and Kilnfused