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April makes delightful vases and lanterns using glass gleaned largely from our local dump (oh when will our Exchange open again?) and filigreed with steel wire and various found objects. The lights are perfect for hanging in trees or on fences to add twinkling candlelight to the patio. April reuses all sorts of glass, from jars and glassware to parts of old lighting fixtures, giving her pieces a charming blend of styles from Victorian to steam punk.
April has lived on Orcas for 8 years and been part of our Artworks family for 7 of those. She shares studio space with two of our other artists, Mary Jane Elgin and Bruce Wilson, but is often spotted with her bottles, wire and pliers creating wherever she may be. Being Mom to Madison and being active outdoors are important parts of her life. It’s not surprising that she competed in gymnastics at state level in high school… but it is surprising that she raced motorcycles competitively for 10 years!