The Artist

When making a koi Tiffany style lamp, Jodie McDougall wanted different eyeballs than the normal glass globs that were used. A friend suggested that she "melt her own," and a passion for torch work quickly emerged.

Drawn almost instantly to the ancient form of cane work, she went down a path of learning to create images in glass. She closed her massage practice of 15 years and decided to pursue the art form exclusively. Many years were spent making glass beads until a hobby of playing with fiber emerged. She made a felted bag that needed a button and the rest is history. Buttons became the perfect platform for creating miniature worlds in glass.

She travels to fiber festivals and art shows around the U.S. displaying and selling her work, and delights in teaching other glass enthusiast, the art of making murrine. Her work is in museums and private collections around the world.