Margaret Handley started working with stained glass because she loved the jewel tone colors of stained glass windows. She didn’t love to solder, though, so when she learned about glass fusing she bought a kiln and changed course. Having been trained as an engineer, she brings a sense of geometry to her pieces, laying out designs on graph paper, layering pieces to build structure, choosing kiln temperatures to “fuse” the pieces together and finish the edges. She has been fusing glass for over twenty years, attending workshops and classes at Bullseye and Hot Glass Horizons in Portland, OR, and at Arrowmont Craft School in Gatlinburg, TN. She now lives in Eveleth, Minnesota.