Jill started working with fused glass in 2002 and in 2010, she was invited to become a resident artist at the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. As a resident artist she helped develop and teach the art glass classes, exhibited and sold her work, hosted open studios, and helped manage the gallery. In 2011, she left Glen Echo and built a fused glass studio in her home and now she teaches classes and designs her work there.
She also writes, photographs and sends out an e-newsletter every month about her glass business to almost 4000 people. In July, Jill will join Waverly Street Gallery as one of its permanent artists. Waverly Street Gallery is one of the Washington DC Metro area premier art galleries featuring contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media.
Jill’s work has been exhibited at many places around the DC area including Gallery Plan b, The Glenview Mansion, the Spanish Ballroom, the Belmont-Sewall House, Strathmore Mansion, the Ratner Museum, NIH, IONA Gallery, Huckleberry Fine Arts Gallery, and the Old Naval Hospital on Capital Hill, DC. among others. Two of her pieces are included in the permanent collection of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
In the Fall of 2015, her work will be among 24 artists highlighted in an art book by Dennis Forbes, an art connoisseur and award-winning author, who specializes in writing books about living visual artists of the 21st century who have made noteworthy contributions in the field of art.
Jill has a BA in Studio Art from the State University College of Oneonta, NY and an MA in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She owns and runs a graphic design and advertising firm in Bethesda and taught branding and advertising at Johns Hopkins University Graduate School.