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I knew I wanted to be an artists when my grandmother taught me pottery. I started college with another goal: A degree in Material Science from MIT. It was durging my studies there that I was introduced to the art of glass blowing. Even while analyzing the pigments used in early cave paintings or the transfer of porcelain technology from China down the silk road to Europe, I found time to be creative in MIT's hot shop. After graduation I returned to Seattle and started working full time as a glass blower.
In 1987 I bought a one-way ticket to China and traveled across Asia and the Soviet Union and spent the next 5 year living and working with artists in Finland, Germany, France, and Ireland. I returned home in 1992 and established my own studio/hot shop in Seattle, WA. I get help on the paperwork/shipping from my wife, Cynthia, and am beginning to teach my 13 and 11 year-old step-daughters to blow…

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I knew I wanted to be an artists when my grandmother taught me pottery. I started college with another goal: A degree in Material Science from MIT. It was durging my studies there that I was introduced to the art of glass blowing. Even while analyzing the pigments used in early cave paintings or the transfer of porcelain technology from China down the silk road to Europe, I found time to be creative in MIT's hot shop. After graduation I returned to Seattle and started working full time as a glass blower.
In 1987 I bought a one-way ticket to China and traveled across Asia and the Soviet Union and spent the next 5 year living and working with artists in Finland, Germany, France, and Ireland. I returned home in 1992 and established my own studio/hot shop in Seattle, WA. I get help on the paperwork/shipping from my wife, Cynthia, and am beginning to teach my 13 and 11 year-old step-daughters to blow glass.
My art is an extension of my technical background in glass science and my love of the traditions and history of glass blowing throughout the world.

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