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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    After my first glassblowing class at age 17, I was hooked. Glass is not only a way to express myself but also a way to fulfill my need to work with my hands and to have something to show for a day's work. At a young age, I learned a strong work ethic from my family but especially my grandfather, who was a stonemason. From these experiences, I learned the value of hard work and the value of mastering a craft. Whether I make functional, decorative, or wearable art, I employ these lessons daily.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: Borosilicate Glass, Flameworking

    A: Glass has fascinated me since my first class. I am constantly learning new things and love to continue to work towards mastery. My inspiration is two-fold. The first is technique based. Glass is a very technical medium. From the physical skill-set to the chemistry of working colors, this aspect of the medium fulfills my desire to learn, practice and master. The second is my passion to express myself through glass. These two areas must exist in equal proportions. Without the technical side, I am unable to express myself. Without the passion, there is no drive to continue the path towards mastery. I face this challenge every day and try to convey this to people through my work by using techniques that will foster a sense of amazement in those who view my art.

    A: Our Studio/ Gallery continues to grow, even through a pandemic. Working with my management team of artists to sell our craft and use our talents to teach other's how to blow glass.

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