I have always been a "crafty" person. I love to create things. I love ideas of things. I have always jumped from one craft to another. I hadn't found THE thing. You know the one thing that just sets your creative gears in motion and changes you from a crafty person to an artist.
Then I worked with glass.
It was like everything clicked and I knew THIS was my medium.
I don't just do stained glass, mosaics, or jewelry. If it involves glass I will try it. I am mostly into something called GOG with is glass on glass mosaics but I don't limit myself.
I created this blog as a place to share my work, ideas, and love of glass.
I think my favorite thing about working with glass is that I am creating something beautiful from something broken. I believe in the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi where broken things are beautifully repaired and believed to be more valuable because of the damage. I think that is the way it is in life. It doesn't always go as planned so we pick ourselves up and are stronger because we were broken.
That is what Bellarotti means to me. Bella-beauty rotti-broken thus the name Bellarotti.
I hope you enjoy seeing my work and if you ever have any questions feel free to ask.