Colleen Clifford learned the art of stained glass during a section of a high school Art Metal class in Madison, WI. The craft inspired her, leading to the purchase of the equipment needed to make glass pieces from her home basement, dorm rooms, and college rentals for years to come. One summer was spent vending small window hangings, boxes, picture frames, and kaleidoscopes on State Street in Madison.
Colleen graduated from Humboldt State University in 2002 with an Art Studio major with an emphasis on jewelry and fine metalsmithing and an Appropriate Technology minor.
Her glass skills were brought to the forefront again while manufacturing luxury stained glass lighting fixtures for 13 years at Lamps By Hilliard in Arcata, CA.
Currently, Colleen enjoys making art in her home studio in Manila, CA.