Nature is a miraculous force. She truly humbles us by her sheer power. Each element holds a unique characteristic: Air and Lightness. Fire and Transformation. Water and Movement. Earth and Density. This week I experienced the magnitude of fire’s ability to destroy and transform. With extraordinary high winds sweeping through Oregon, this fire showed its true colors of amber, ash, and char. As a glass artist, a professional flame-worker for the last ten years, there is no amount of experience that could prepare you for the velocity of a raging wildfire fueled by whipping winds and dry thirsty soil. 
        The Almeda fire came so fast within just a matter of hours it decimated almost the entire neighboring towns of Phoenix and Talent, OR. My shop called “The Dojo” was located in North Phoenix, OR. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the fire, by the time I was preparing for evacuation at my home in Ashland, all roads were closed to the shop. I was unable to retrieve any of my valuables before it burned to the ground. I lost everything my business was built on that in which I have collected over the last ten years of my full-time flame-working career. This includes all my professional equipment, tools, materials, glass art, and a significant amount of personal belongings I had just moved out of storage. I am completely devastated and in utter shock just to imagine that three days prior, my last session in the shop, I had completed the largest piece of my glass career, ironically called the “Seven Sacred Flames Goddess”. 
         I am calling on the support of all my followers, fans, loved ones, and greater community. I am dedicated to my passion in bringing more beauty to the world and capturing the spirit of nature within humanity through my glass art. Although it may feel like a large mountain to climb after losing everything, I am determined to come back stronger and with more creative force than ever before. Please help me resurrect my glass career back into motion by donating whatever you can. I need your help restoring my livelihood and getting back to work as soon as possible. I appreciate all of your contributions and thank you for believing in me and my art. All my love and all my gratitude for your support during this time.

-Mia Shea
Mia Shea Glass

51150686_1599869515513503_r.jpeg                                                                                                :::The Dojo :::

51150686_1599869605506155_r.jpeg      :::Last piece made in The Dojo on 9/5/2020 - "Seven Sacred Flames Goddess"::: 

51150686_1599871166260777_r.jpeg                    ::: The Mother Creator Statues really came to life this year :::


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Mia Shea Williams 
Ashland, OR
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