About My Work
I have a great love for and attraction to glass. Unlike other sculptural mediums, glass allows the artist to work with the physics of light: to magnify, reflect or refract light and imagery, to display a myriad of colors and shades as to inspire a sense of wonder and allow one to believe in magic for the moment. As a child, I would stare into common cat’s-eye marbles, wondering how a universe could be squeezed into something I could hold between two fingers. My work plays with this same idea, pursuing satisfaction through holistic symmetry, while employing a clean, modern aesthetic. Consisting of centuries-old Venetian glass blowing elements of cane, colored glass rods, and murrini, small glass tiles, the colored patterns that make up the substance of my work are an exploration of the mandala, whose wholeness and balance repeats itself throughout the physical world.
All of my work is created solo, an anomaly in the world of glassblowing. After a career as a tradesman and technician, I utilized my engineering experience to design and construct custom furnaces and studio equipment to suit my unique style of solo glassmaking. This allows me to carefully control every variable in the laborious process of transforming raw sand into a refined glass object.
I studied glassblowing at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and Urbanglass in Brooklyn, New York.