Diana fell in love with lampworking July 2017 during an extended visit to Hornby Island, a lovely isolated paradise nestled in the Georgia Strait. She had the pleasure of apprenticing with Chris Sorensen of Hornby Glass as he created glass pendants, ornaments, and custom pieces in the summer sunshine.
Although Diana lives almost year-round in Edmonton, Alberta, her style is deeply inspired by west coast colour, culture, and landscapes. There is something truly magical about glass, for it is an amorphous solid - which means that the molecules in glass are always moving, albeit very slowly. Diana aims to capture in her glasswork the momentums we find in nature - the constant tides, the rising and setting of the sun, the ferocious strength of fire.
Diana (Artemis) was the Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature. As a child, Diana didn't know the mythology behind the name, but she took the strength and femininity of the beloved title "Goddess of the Hunt" to heart. Born to a strong, entrepreneurial mother and a creative, loving father, Diana was taught by example not to let her life be defined by prescribed gender roles. She learned to appreciate beauty from both her parents: from her mum, who pioneered esthetics and cosmetics in a west coast mill town, and her dad, who held a deep appreciation for all forms of art, including drawing, painting, architecture, and music.
Artistic expression has always been an important part of Diana's life. Through her crafts(wo)manship, she offers offer handmade products that will contribute colour, creativity, and delight to her customers' daily lives. Through intentional creation, she aims to offer not simply a keepsake, but also an intentionality of living, and a celebration of perseverance and the freedom it brings.
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“The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project”