Stacey began weaving seed beads and working with stained glass as a young woman in the late 70’s. In the early 1980’s her interest in glass piqued and became more intimate. Her desire was to be the creator, the alchemist.
In the mid 80’s, Stacey began her apprenticeship as a glassblower in Tesuque, New Mexico where she would train and grown professionally for 11 years.
Moving to the Big Island with her family in 1996, Stacey settled into her own studio space setting up her furnaces and torch on their farm in South Kona. She dubbed her new enterprise “Sieglass”. There she specialized in hand-blown miniature perfume bottles and vases. She is drawn to work “small”. It challenges her expertise! Each bottle is handblown with a silver overlay applied during the molten stage of the blowing process. No two bottles are exactly alike and the magic translucence of glass creates a gem like quality.
Here in Kona, Stacey began a line of torch worked jewelry consisting of glass drops, handmade beads combined with her recycled hand-blown glass shards. Today she continues to stretch herself artistically taking her glass…new and recycled…and combining it with different, out of the ordinary, mix media materials. Thus creating what she would consider whimsical wearable art. With her artistic point of view and years of experience melding together, Stacey continues to create her glass work with her unique signature in every piece.