Ms. Burris has been captivated by glass and its special ability to transmit shapes and colors since she was very young. Her career, however, was in the nonprofit world, organizing meetings, writing papers and newsletters, and leading small group activities. Eight years ago she experimented with a glass class. Since then she has pursued fused glass through classes and studio work at the Glen Echo Art Glass Center. She has shown her work locally at Glen Echo as well as through several nonprofit silent auctions.