I am a part-time craftsman working primarily with glass, steel, wood, and clay. Of all the materials I work with, I have been captivated by glass for as long as I can remember. The way light illuminates colored glass has always fueled my imagination. As a child, I was mesmerized by the light streaming through stained glass church windows during Sunday services. Years of traveling always included touring churches and finding exhibits of Tiffany, Chihuly, Tagliapietra, and Salvadore as well as discovering other contemporary glass artists. I am also partial to industrial aesthetic trends and prairie school architectural styles with sensitivities to the effects of light in our environment and especially how light contributes to creating ambience in the home and workspace.
For over 30 years I have created traditional stained glass lamps, repaired stained glass shades and window panels, created mixed media accent furniture, and pottery. I have used my craftsmanship as a counterbalance to my full-time professional career in corporate training and organizational development. I find the experience of physical contact with glass, steel, wood, and clay allows me to get lost in the process of creating something that will persist in the world contributing function, atmosphere, and character in the home.