Mindy grew up in Toledo, Ohio, "the Glass Capital of the World", and spent Saturdays taking art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in art education & a minor in ceramics. "I am drawn to the simplicity of design originality, and the visibility of handmade elements. I create functional & decorative objects that are both beautiful and useful." Mindy's glassware is hand-painted with enamel glass glazes, which are then fired for function and durability.