So colorful and luminous, glass is a beautiful medium. Glass offers
a versatile range of expression exhibited in few other mediums. Its
properties offer unique challenges and possibilities whether in its
brittle cold-state or a liquid hot-state.

My husband and I relocated from Louisiana to Colorado in 1986. After
living in Evergreen and Pine for 20+ years, we relocated to Florida,
north of Tampa. In 2008, we both retired from technical jobs to develop
our art. I am a nerdette turned glass artisan and Dave is an engineer,
now abstract-painter.

After completing a BS Computer Science in '94, I purchased my first set
of glass-working tools and have been pursuing glass art since. I have
worked in various industries including energy (employed by Schlumberger,
various oil & gas producers, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory),
financial (at one of the 'Big 6' firms), and then sports and entertainment.
Prior to retirement, I served as Director of Information Technology for 12
years at Pepsi Center (Kroenke Sports Enterprises). Work was good and
worthwhile, but it is delightful to have more time for leisurely activities
and combining love of nature, music, and abstraction into art glass forms.

Donít hesitate to send me an e-mail with comments or questions.

Thanks for looking at our site!

Vallerie's Galleries : bio
Colorado artist Vallerie Shelton creates commission art glass, fused glass guitar replicas, stained glass, mosaics, and mirrors