I fell in love...
To say I fell hard is an understatement. It all started with a minor dalliance with stained glass, but alas, there was not a deep connection. I moved on to blown glass and I would say there was a serious infatuation, but I was looking for my soulmate, my true love.
On a whim I took a glass casting class. As I walked into the studio my knees went weak! My heart raced! My head started spinning... Molds! Kilns! Buckets of colorful glass! Oh My! I went into a spiral of joy and uncertainty. Could I actually do this? The process is technical. I am not! It requires patience. I have little! But I finally found my soulmate. I fell hard and have been in a serious, often love-hate, mind blowing "relationship" ever since.

Customers and friends affectionately call me "The Glass Leaf Lady." I live in the gorgeous art community of Asheville, North Carolina, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. I share my space with Frank, AKA The Hubs, and our fluffy four-legged sidekick, Bella, otherwise know as El Diablo.

You can find my work at:

https://www.markbettisgallery.com/