Jayne has always had a need to be creative. Through the years she has satisfied her need by learning to quilt, embroider, sew, paint with watercolors, oils, pastels, and to work in stained glass and mosaics. She has remnants in her studio of each effort.
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 visits 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, and of course, eating, the sea glass is the most valuable part of her collection.
Jayne has studied glass fusing with Kay Rice, Lois McCormack and Sue Porch. She fuses the dicroic glass in her home studio.
Jayne has taken 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, Marilyn O’Hare and has taken numerous workshops with other artists through the years. Each piece that she creates is a one-of-a-kind.