Melanie and her husband David have both been creating distinctive glass work for more than 30 years. Currently located in northern Vermont, their work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the US and much of the world. These cairns, born in fire and light, represent accomplishments, knowledge and experience gained, difficulties overcome, sanctuary and guidance for pathways yet to be traveled. Cairns, man made piles of stones, have an ancient history dating back to the Bronze Age. Important markers in many societies, cairns have served to guide travelers, memorialize the departed and commemorate events, both significant and trivial.