When not teaching, artist Cristine Grimm retreats to her West Michigan studio, creating jewelry in glass, metal, and both fine silver and base metal clays. She loves creatively manipulating the interplay of color and light within dichroic glass and showcasing it in cabochons and finished jewelry. Her work can be found in several West Michigan galleries, including her own. Early adventures as a performing artist led to a passion for arts advocacy and a BA in Fine Arts Administration. Her experience in publicity, grant writing, and computer consulting, combined with many years in non-profit and small business management, provide a perfect backdrop for the many facets of her business, SilverFire Studios.