Roberta began making small stained glass sun catchers in 1979. She soon found that she had a natural aptitude for the art, as well as loving the feeling of completion that came from a finished piece. In 1980, Roberta completed a one year apprenticeship with a top rated glass artist in Incline Village, NV just above Lake Tahoe. During that apprenticeship she learned that to make a good quality stained glass project, the artist must consider more than beauty, and must always make certain that the piece is structurally sound. In 1981, Roberta opened a small business in Truckee where she did custom stained glass work, until the birth of her 1st child in 1987, and later twins in 1988. In 1990 Roberta moved her family to Livermore, where she continued doing custom work on a part time basis. During that year she began another apprenticeship with a German glass painter and craftsman. He mentored her for two and a half years, and her work there was primarily restoration of church windows, as well as the creation of some new windows in the same style. Roberta's work can be seen in many of the churches in Watsonville, San Jose, San Francisco and the Peninsula. Roberta continued to do custom work while her children were growing up, and at this time created Art Glass Studio in Livermore. She offers custom work, repairs and classes for all levels of stained glass work, glass mosaics and fused glass. In addition she sells supplies to other artists in the area. There are one of a kind gifts available for sale at the Livermore location. Roberta has made literally thousands of stained glass windows in Northern California, Nevada and Arizona, and her work has been shipped to the eastern US, as well as Europe and Japan.