Kolika's goal is to create functional art while celebrating the material it was born of. From the bubbles trapped in hot glass, to the stubbornness of raw metal, the woodiness of lumber, the grit of concrete, her work tells stories of the elements therein. Kolika is passionate about glass. She solders Tiffany-style. She fuses, casts, paints, sifts, slumps and fires her work in a kiln. She may etch her pieces with acid or mosaic them, too.