My name is Shaurresia Moore, I am originally from Florida and moved to Alaska in 2007 in search of the inspiration of nature. I am heavily influenced by the earth and draw much of my inspiration for my creations from nature. Because filigree and glass working have such a rich and long history throughout the world, I tend to incorporate symbolism from varying civilizations in my work.
I am a self-taught filigree artist and lampworker. Both skills have always interested me due to the fact that they are limitless in their applications, and both have fascinating origins dating back thousands of years. The life I can breath into molten glass as I create is amazing. To watch my vision unfold in the flames is both phenomenal and humbling. The same is true of filigree. The crafty manipulation of wires to create innumerable objects is awe-inspiring, an awe I thoroughly enjoy sharing with others.
Happy New Year! May this year bless all of us.