A native of Washington, D.C., Michele has been working in kiln-formed, cast, and torch-worked glass for 25 years. She has studied with many acclaimed glass artists in the US and Europe. As a physicist, she is especially interested in the material properties of glass and spends much of her time exploring its behavior and possibilities.
Michele sees glass as a wondrous artistic tool. It is both the controller, and yet, controllable, setting limits, conditions, and properties which, when understood and applied successfully, allow her much latitude in form and possibility of expression. Through her work she seeks to connect, comment, explore, and challenge, without words. Success is achieving a dialog with the viewer through her art.