During the span of her glass experience Kay has participated in scores of art and craft shows throughout New England where she resided before moving to Sedona in l990. Her unique artglass designs were represented in galleries in North Conway, NH, Cape Cod, Boston, New York City and in her own gallery in Northampton, MA.
Kay has owned and operated four glass studios, teaching students and developing wholesale trade with gift galleries and door companies since 1982. She presently owns ARTGLASS OF SEDONA, fulfuilling her lifelong passion of working with artglass in her own home studio. Her custom designs are individually created in collaboration with her clients for residential and commercial applications.
Since moving to Sedona her glass art has been displayed in Artesannia, Hugh Perry Galleries of Hozho and Sinagua, Points West of Hillside, Sundance Artglass and in hundreds of private residences throughout the Verde Valley region. Her artwork has been featured in the first edition of the “Sedona Home and Garden Magazine”, the Verde Valley and Kudos Newspapers and the Red Rock News. A recently published book, Desert Retreats- Sedona Style, included a photo of one of her windows in a privately owned chapel.
- custom artglass designs for windows,
- entry doors,
- lighting in private residences, chapels, restaurants, schools and public buildings across the country, Hawaii and Europe.
- Construction of 29 sacred-geometry starlight lamps for the Verde Valley Private School's Concert Hall,
- Adapting an oriental rug design into a 300+ piece window,
- Working in collaboration with another Sedona artist, Kay designed and created the mosaic stepping stone at the front entrance of Sedona’s well known Chapel of the Holy Cross,
- Partnering with a hummingbird enthusiast for two years, creating an intricate 600-piece window displaying 9 indigenous hummers who make their home in the owner's backyard.
- 16 foot-high Southwestern Native American designed window, installed into a circular hallway.
Throughout her career Kay has taught the art of stained glass with great enthusiasm while encouraging students to pursue and achieve their own passion in glass. In New England Kay taught courses in her own studio as well as at the Springfield Museum of Art, Smith College, Williston-Northampton Academy and the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts of Ludlow, VT. Locally she was invited to teach Artglass appreciation sessions at Camp Verde High School, Oak Creek School in Cornville and to
the Sedona Rotarians. She taught classes at the Sedona Arts
Center for 16 years. Kay was nominated for the 2004 Arizona Governor’s Art
Award for her numerous works of art glass and contribution in the community for her successful teaching career.
Relating color, texture, design and symmetry are gifts Kay continues to develop through her memorable experiences interacting with her thousands
of students and clients. She favors the fluidity of abstract designs although she is equally at home with Southwestern scenes, Victorian, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright and European Tuscany styles. The joy of working with her clients and
experiencing the unique beauty of each finished piece encourages
her to continue expanding her skills and creating for others’
"I remain awed at the power that color and design have in my life
and am very grateful for the opportunities to become the instrument
through whom beautiful inspiring works of glass art have been created.
I always look forward to the unfolding of each project as it becomes
yet another challenge in my repertoire.” - Kay