Kristie Nerby is drawn towards the Big City Lights, while choosing to live remotely in Oregon, Alaska, and now Montana. As an artist who is also a business woman with a massive entrepreneurial spirit, her energy towards her craft is boundless, yet grounded and balanced.
She has been self-taught and self-employed for many years, while raising 2 children and a husband. Through the process of creating and recreating herself as an artist and business woman in the mediums of silk painting, cake decorating, catering and picture framing, she really found her niche working in the medium of glass.
As an apprentice to glass artist Barbara DeVeer for over 10 years, hands on work and collaboration have helped make her the artist she is today.
“Glass feeds me on so many levels, from the play of vibrant color and light, to the challenge of creating designs that are classic wearable art pieces. The medium of glass creates a playground in my mind from which fun handcrafted earrings that excite the eye and lift the spirit are born. Glass has an ethereal quality that calms my mind as I get a dose of vibrant color therapy each day. I love the amount of energy that intense attention to detail in my work demands, while being soothed by the very objects I create.”