Where it Began
By chance or destiny, in the fall of 2003 I was introduced to the art of glass blowing by a friend. (Specifically, lampworking, more commonly referred to as Flameworking.) It so intrigued me that I found myself spending as much time as possible watching him work, and it wasn’t long before I had a setup of my own. I began to teach myself through trial and error, and quickly grasped the tricks of the trade. I learned the conventions of glass blowing but soon my creativity led me to create new designs and patterns of my own, eventually emerging with my own unique style of glass work.
In the Spring of 2007 I was hired to teach at a local studio in Rochester, NY where I found an even greater love in teaching. Being able to share my knowledge with both new and seasoned students is an incredibly rewarding experience. I have continued to teach and share my passion for glass ever since.
Glass blowing to me is much more than a job. It is a way for me to explore my creativity and to bring joy to others. I love what I do and I take great pride in every piece I make.