There is nothing more enjoyable than serving a summer fruit salad or couscous from a beautifully handcrafted, fused glass serving bowl. Part of Helen's passion is cooking and she enjoys creating stunning table ware that is both functional and decorative. Her functional tableware is a coordinated series of serving and home accent pieces. Coasters sets coordinate with a vast array of shallow and deep bowls, and serving platters, making them perfect to collect as the wallet allows. The Sushi sets and wasabi bowls are really stunning without fighting with the beauty of the sushi display.
The fused glass coasters make perfect hostess gifts or wedding shower gifts. They make a great collectible series for wedding and newly-weds as anniversaries come and go - a great way to solve the present dilemma for years to come.
The fused glass tableware is food safe, although Helen does not recommend cleaning it in a dishwasher, or heating it in an oven or microwave. The Cosmo series, for example, has real silver and precious metals in the decorations. Simply hot soapy water works wonders. All the pieces are designed as center pieces, so when they are not in use they look stunning on a dining table, kitchen island or banquet as display pieces. Some clients use the platters on dressing tables for knick knacks.
With a large collection of molds she is able to make cohesive sets of fused glass tabletop pieces in custom colors and sizes for particular locations. No matter if it's one piece or a set of nesting bowls or plates, it can be done. Helen recently finished a set of dining plates, side plates and coasters for a customer in Maryland. The design and colors were chosen to coordinate with the client's dining room interior design scheme.