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This is the story of how the collaboration of AntiMatter Glass came about.
I started blowing glass in 1996 in Providence R.I.. I was shown the basics of studio safety and glass work from a friend of mine who had started about 4 months earlier. Before glass, I did gallery photography, commercial art, illustration and book binding. I am completely self taught, and that approach helped me to create a style that is relatively unique in the glass scene. I noticed something early on in glass, and that was that pipe scene was very male oriented. Half of the market was being ignored, so I pushed my style in that direction from the start. In 2000 I moved to Hawaii, and opened a few glass stores. I noticed something from the retail side of sales with glass and that is that 90% of the glass being purchased was between $30.00 and $60.00. I decided then to take the natural background of Hawaii as inspiration and work on…

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About

This is the story of how the collaboration of AntiMatter Glass came about.
I started blowing glass in 1996 in Providence R.I.. I was shown the basics of studio safety and glass work from a friend of mine who had started about 4 months earlier. Before glass, I did gallery photography, commercial art, illustration and book binding. I am completely self taught, and that approach helped me to create a style that is relatively unique in the glass scene. I noticed something early on in glass, and that was that pipe scene was very male oriented. Half of the market was being ignored, so I pushed my style in that direction from the start. In 2000 I moved to Hawaii, and opened a few glass stores. I noticed something from the retail side of sales with glass and that is that 90% of the glass being purchased was between $30.00 and $60.00. I decided then to take the natural background of Hawaii as inspiration and work on making the most detailed piece I reasonably could for $60.00 or less. I was determined to make 8-10 pieces a day, and make small improvements on every one so that the work would slowly but reliably increase in quality, and detail, and build a recognizable aesthetic.
In 2004 I met Whitehouse. He was an avid world traveler with a background in screen printing, graphic design, and photography. Our paths crossed in Kailua Kona, Hawaii when he brought in some insanely unique tshirts to the shop. I started teaching him almost immediately and we have been working together ever since. He has a great artistic sensibility and we both share the same twisted sense of humor. We also like the fact that we are both grizzly dudes making some relatively elegant, and interesting glass that people of both sexes seem to love. We are always so blown away when we meet people at Hempfests or glass shows that have been collecting our stuff for years. We love being challenged by our supporters requests, and are seriously proud of the fact that we have put over 32,000 pieces of art into the world since we started this, and look forward to doing a hell of alot more.
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