Jayne have always had a need to be creative. Through the years she has satisfied her needs by learning to quilt, embroider, sew, use watercolors, oils, pastels, and to work in stained glass and mosaics.
However, the love of her life proved to be metalsmithing and the creation of pieces of jewelry, using semi-precious stones, sea glass and dichroic glass. The sea glass she collects each time she visites her son in California — ironically at a place named Glass Beach, which is located down a terrifyingly steep incline. Her husband says that after they factor in airfare, car rental, hotels costs, (have to be there at low tide), and of course, eating, the sea glass is the most valuable part of her collection. She fuses the dicroic glass in her home studio.
She has studied glass fusing with Kay Rice, Lois McCormack and Sue Porch. She has had classes at the Craft Guild and has studied metalsmithing at Brookhaven College for a number of years with Sue Gordon. She has also studied with Kim St Jean and has taken numerous other workshops with other artists throughout the years. Each piece that she creates is one of a kind.