Artist's Statement & Philosophy
Each piece of my glass is an extension of my very being. Over my 39-plus years of experience in the glass making industry, I have developed a passion for glass that has transcended a mere desire to earn a living.
My mother and my aunt instilled in me a love of art that has allowed me to develop my own artistic abilities -- cultivating and nurturing them to achieve a great satisfaction in my work. Glass blowing is something I truly enjoy, and I continually strive to learn new techniques and advance the industry toward a sustainable future.
Fostering the growth of the glass industry is part of my mission as an artist, and I work to achieve this through educating the public. My studio is open to the public and visitors can watch, learn and interact as I handcraft each piece. My hope is that they take away with them some understanding of the magic of glass.
I have a deep appreciation for all that glass has allowed me to achieve. Not only has it been a vehicle by which I have explored and broadened my artistic horizons, but it has afforded me the means to raise and provide for my family, and meet many dear friends along the way.
My life has been a sort of adventure novel, and I am truly blessed to be doing something I love every day. Each piece of my art represents what I have learned and pursued for the last 39 years. I create pieces that I hope to be remembered for --- to have some small footnote in history.