MJ Whitt first discovered her love for glass art more than 20 years ago when a good friend gave her a beautiful fused glass platter as a Christmas present. It inspired her to learn the craft, so she researched the techniques, tools and equipment necessary for glass fusing and began her journey exploring the endless creative possibilities that working with glass offers. Before long, She was selling her work in gift shops, galleries, juried art shows and private shows across the Southeast. She has also created hundreds of custom pieces for clients and have taught glass fusing to many more.
Although she is “self-taught” in the technique of glass fusing, she received formal art training as a fine arts major at the University of Tennessee from 1977-1980. Her early training served as a springboard, enabling her to intuitively create mood and movement through design and color. The dynamic play of color and light inspires her work. Her use of color, texture and form to create mood and movement makes it unique.