Artist Statement

I am a hot glass flame worker and an instructor.  Along with creating a strong and fundamental curriculum for students to learn about flameworking glass, I am also creating work that is sculptural and environmentally sustainable.

I began exploring lamp worked glass in 1985.  After much trial and error, left the medium until 1996 where I continue to use glass as my main medium of expression today.

I am exploring the use of bottle glass in ways that go beyond the bottle.  Flame working this glass affords me to manipulate and create forms that do not resemble the original product.

IT’S THE PROCESS THAT KEEPS ME GOING AND IT’S THE OUTCOME THAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK.

My work is drawn from urban life.  The people, the places, and the soul of the urban traveler.  
 
IT’S THE PROCESS THAT KEEPS ME GOING AND IT’S THE OUTCOME THAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK.