At this point in my glass career I’m trying to gain a mastery of detailed sculpture by being open to sculpting anything. I feel like in the long run the more things I learn how to sculpt the easier it will be to sculpt whatever I want. It’s time consuming to have to break down each sculpture into the steps I need to take in order to create the piece that I have in my head, or to copy the picture someone sent me. But every time I go through this process it gets easier. Sometimes the hardest thing is to not second guess myself and follow through with the plan…most sculptures don’t look too good half way through. I’ve also tried to mix cultural icons into my sculpture lately, to step it up a notch. There’s nothing more challenging than sculpting something that everyone knows what it’s supposed to look like. If I can force myself to copy something as exactly as possible, then I get one step closer to perfecting my hand-eye coordination.
Glass has been my passion for over a decade now, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I feel like I am in Junior High Art class almost every day when I’m in the studio trying to figure out what I’m making that day. There is always something new to learn, and there are so many different directions to go just within this medium. And the community within the glass world is tighter than ever. The other artists out there pushing the envelope inspire me to push myself in whatever direction I’m going.
This website is meant to be a gallery of work that I’ve done, not a store. Most of the pieces shown are custom. Some of the pieces are recreated for customers, especially the cultural icons, but they are all one off pieces. Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in having a piece made. I’ll get back to you with a quote within a few days. Thanks to all of you who have invested in my artistic career.