My name is Minna Vallentine. I've dabbled in various art forms for many years but I started creating fused glass pieces in 2014, shortly after I retired and moved to Boulder, CO. Prior to that, I lived in northern California, Louisville, KY, Atlanta and New York City. I worked in high tech and advertising for most of my career but spent the last 10 years teaching ESL in Silicon Valley.
I love traveling, meeting people from all over the world, being an ESL volunteer teacher, and sharing my love of art.
I experiment with all sorts of designs and ideas for my work. It's usually free flowing and unusual, not restricted by an urge for perfectly straight lines or totally balanced designs. I love working with pieces of glass that might be considered scrap, odd shaped or just plain weird. Squiggles are one of my current favorites.
Check out my work and see what you think.