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Often admiring and envying the work of artists, I dabbled by struggling with drawing, pottery, guitar, blacksmithing, and photography. Often favoring function over form, I fabricated items that I needed for motorcycle and car restoration (or "life support") and expressed some talent in the ability to combine existing materials in new ways. However, I never really felt that I was making something from absolutely nothing---that is, creating.

Then I discovered glass. I could combine the manual skills I learned with the knowledge I used in my day job as a physics teacher. This helped me understand the behavior of the glass, anticipating what would happen and when.

To me glass is much like humanity's struggle, twisted and contorted on the inside, yet very smooth and refined on the outside. This represents the turmoil inside us all, as we…

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  • Born on March 19
  • Joined April 16, 2011

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Glass, Copper, Iron, Bone

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About

Often admiring and envying the work of artists, I dabbled by struggling with drawing, pottery, guitar, blacksmithing, and photography. Often favoring function over form, I fabricated items that I needed for motorcycle and car restoration (or "life support") and expressed some talent in the ability to combine existing materials in new ways. However, I never really felt that I was making something from absolutely nothing---that is, creating.

Then I discovered glass. I could combine the manual skills I learned with the knowledge I used in my day job as a physics teacher. This helped me understand the behavior of the glass, anticipating what would happen and when.

To me glass is much like humanity's struggle, twisted and contorted on the inside, yet very smooth and refined on the outside. This represents the turmoil inside us all, as we strive to let people on the outside only see our polished surface. Let others see through the clear skin and and they will witness the chaos inside.

I hope you enjoy my work and I appreciate your time.

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