Marian Fieldson lives on the slope of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1989. She started doing lampworking in 1981, then began learning fusing at the Pilchuck School in Washington. Once she moved to Hawaii she began to experiment with different styles and ideas. She attempts to emulate flowing lava in each of her unique pieces.
"I am fascinated by the liquid effect of the molten lava and it's affinity with glass to capture the feeling of the Earth on fire and the undualating cooling surfaces. I'm really just getting started with exploring the world of glass art and experimenting with new techniques. Just opening the kiln on a new piece is exciting. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work here with this beautiful material and have others enjoy these pieces."