I love to work with glass and clay. I enjoy molding and stretching the abilities of each material to get my desired result. I am always amazed that, no matter how hard I try, most of my art does not end up exactly like what I saw in my mind
DeMarie Rossi lives in Murrieta California with her son and daughter-in-law and two lovely grand-daughters. She attended Maria College in NY where she received her accounting accreditation and business degree. During her time as a military spouse, she attended the United States Air Force Dental and Surgical tech program, receiving her nationwide accreditation in infection control and the treatment of medically compromised patients. As a certified HIV counselor she spearheaded the first New York State HIV grant under Ryan White, to ensure that dental care was provided to the HIV community.
DeMarie was also a columnist for the Troy Record in NY for 4 years, where she shared her passion for jewelry design and glass work. She was born in New York, but has lived in; Texas, Italy, Germany, Florida and Alaska. While living in Alaska she flew into remote villages with a dental team to provide care. During this time she learned how to pilot a single engine Cessna. Today, she has decided to keep her feet on the ground and retire in lovely Southern California.
In 2012 DeMarie received the prestigious John L. Treadway Award in recognition of her 14 year journey of caretaking for her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. This experience gave her a unique insight into the world of care giving, and the challenges faced by those who take on this soul-searching experience.
DeMarie has been a glassblower since 1993 and she now creates with glass full-time. Her dream is to empower others to find a true friendship with God and to journey with those that want to serve Him by serving others.