Born, raised, and living in Bethlehem, PA, Andy attended Kutztown University for a degree in Art Education. While studying, he fell in love with making functional work, and decided to fully pursue a career in this work. After graduating in 2011, he flew to the Netherlands to do a six month internship with artist/designer Nacho Carbonell, where he expanded his knowledge of materials and processes. Upon returning to the states, he began preparing for his own career. He began his own studio in Allentown in the beginning of 2013, where he carries out the career he dreamed about not long ago.