About The Artist - Jami
In 2017 I took a lampworking class to make beads. That class was interesting, but I realized that bead-making was not for me. I enjoyed the instructor, studio, and learning a new art form (before making fused glass pieces, I painted landscapes in oils for 10 years and still do). I had so much fun that I signed up for a beginning fused glass class. I have been creating unique and colorful mosaic, string and, one-of-a-kind plates, trays, standing and, hanging fused glass art ever since. It is satisfying to design distinct and vibrant art, unique pieces that speak to others through color and style. I began making so much art and found it so fulfilling that I quit work to focus on starting my business, Imaj Art by Jami, LLC, designing and selling my art full time. Over time, my patterns have changed. I still do mosaic and double mosaic designs, but I have started to use more stringers in my creations (straight, bubble, and lamp-worked glass stringers to make unique shapes). It's fun to manipulate the glass with the flame to create different shapes and forms for the final pieces that I make. It is great fun and provides me with a sense of satisfaction to create one-of-a-kind fused glass dishes, hanging, enhanced, and standing artwork that speaks to others for them to enjoy as gifts to others or in their own homes.
Last year I began to assist in teaching new students at the studio. I help guide students in putting together colors and ideas for their fused glass designs.