Glass is a medium that is full of transformations. The fluid quality of glass is mesmerizing as it morphs from a solid form, to a molten state, and back to a solid resulting in a one of a kind creation. The possible variations are endless. Constantly searching for control of this demanding medium has enhanced my flow of creativity and allowed me to experiment and discover. With only my imagination and skill working the material being limitations, I find a sense of freedom in the difficulty.
I specialize in a type of glassblowing known as lampworking which requires a special kind of glass called borosilicate. Lampworking involves the glass being heated to a molten, honey-like consistency over a 5000 degree torch. Once molten, gravity is harnessed along with my breath and an assortment of metal and graphite hand tools to manipulate the glass into a finished creation.
The functional design along with the aesthetic quality of the glass is very important to me. I am equally captivated by my art’s impact as a useful object as I am its beauty. I am dedicated to spreading the passion I have for the art of glassblowing through my products and the process.
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