| Glass is a fascinating, compelling and challenging material with which to work. As a material for expression, its only limitations are the limitations that we create for ourselves. I believe there’s a way to do it in glass, one needs only to find the way. Glass working techniques have evolved for thousands of years. I’ve benefited from those early traditions, borrowing many of those old world techniques to help me to realize my own processes. Glassblowing for me has become a process of taking this super hot liquid and freezing it to room temperature in a controlled but sometimes precarious balancing act of heat, gravity, timing and human intervention in these processes. I find glass most beautiful when worked in such a way that somehow captures and eventually expresses this fluidity as a material while maximizing its unique relationship with color and light. I design my work to be decorative with clean, strong lines in form and color while most of my work is also functional as I’ve often felt most satisfied making things that are both beautiful and useful.