I’m a native Michigander who currently resides in California. I’ve always had an interest in art since my childhood days. I’m mainly a self taught artist who enjoys a variety of mediums with glass being a major part of my current creations. In 2013 I decided to learn the skill of glass fusing because I wanted to incorporate some fused glass pieces into my jewelry designs. A friend loaned me a very small kiln which I used to learn about glass fusing and the different stages glass goes through before it's a completed product. I ended up getting the fused glass bug so bad I decided to start a glass business where I now have 2 large kilns, a medium sized kiln and a small jewelry/test kiln. I got my first very large order in August, 2013 where I was commissioned to do 700 wine bottle cheese plates for a local winery. Glass By Helen is a compilation of a variety of art glass pieces that are not only art but are functional as well.