My first encounter with the magic of glass
happened when I was about 10 years old. My parents
took me to a craft show where I watched, transfixed as a glass
artist used a torch to create glass figurines. On the way
home I told my parents, “That is what I am going to do when I
At age thirteen no one would accept me in their classes, so I
began creating small glass figures, working at home in the
basement using my dad’s welding torch and glass rod.
Soon I was selling my torch work figures.
At fifteen I enrolled in a glass blowing class at a local Junior
College. The class was cancelled after only three quarters
but that was enough to affirm my dedication to become a glass
A high school graduation gift was all the equipment I needed to
do torch work glass.
At 18 I had my own equipment and a business.
Since I was 8, I have dreamt about glass. Even to this
day, the ideas never stop coming. My passion is to capture
the fluidity of movement and instill personality in my glass