I am living in Berkeley, CA and currently learning the art and craft of glass making. My mentor is Randy Strong, a world re-known glass artist who built the first glass studio at California College of Arts and Crafts in 1970. I have been working with him for the past 2 years and see my experience as an apprenticeship. Everyday is a learning experience with glass, art, and business.
I began taking glass classes at UC San Diego to fill the empty art void in my life, that studying economics had created. From the moment I blew my first bubble and took it out of the annealing oven the next day, I knew I had found something I loved.
Glass is not always so serendipitous. I have learned that the material and the nature of the art world can be unforgiving and intimidating when one is not prepared. I feel lucky to be working and learning from someone who has been making his way in the glass world for the last 45 years. Walking into Randy Strong’s studio after graduating from college was probably the best unintentional decision I have made, and it has spurred me into the world of glass.
I am currently working on the development of the figure in glass. I try to convey human emotion and spirit through the form and color of my glass sculpture. I believe that glass, as a medium that is never fully in a solid state, is so volatile, and can take any form, very closely represents the human state and mind. I know that it has taught me a lot about myself and continues to teach me through daily trials everyday.
While working with R. Strong, I also do my own work and attend shows and arts festivals around the United States. I do commissions of any kind, large or small, and I also make awards for various organizations.
I hope you enjoy the information and pictures on my site! Please contact me with any questions or comments, I would love to hear them!