I am a graduate of Hartwick College. I attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in both glass and sculpture in May 2011. I began my career as a glass artist, studying at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2005.
Glass is my medium of choice because I am fascinated by the fluid movement of the material during the creation process. While blowing glass, a bright glow of light radiates from the medium in its molten state. The light captures my eyes and represents what I love most about glass, the bright fluidity of the medium when it is 2100 degrees hot.
Influences on my work may vary. Sometimes my focus is functionality, other times sculptural, and organic forms. The fact that glass is so versatile allows me to explore the medium in multiple ways. By changing the shape of the glass, the meaning and purpose of the glass object changes. I enjoy exploring these different shapes and how those shapes relate to its function. That is why I choose glass as a medium and why I create glass.
While at Hartwick, I was able to learn from an extremely talented master of glass, visiting glass blowers, and professors of art and art history, who have pushed me to exceed beyond boundaries.
During my studies at The Studio, I was fortunate to learn from many talented glass artists as well.
Thanks to all the studio glass artists and teachers who have generously shared in teaching, inspiring, and allowing me to experience the medium in meaningful ways.
Artists are as follows: Erik Halvorson, Resident Artist in Glass, Hartwick College. Terry Slade, Professor of Art, Hartwick College. Connie Emerson Art Reed Jamie Harris Mark Ditzler Denise Stillwaggon Leone Eric Hilton Tony Serviente Ed and Martha Biggar Carl Siglin Aric Snee Ray Friday G. Brian Amy Treg Silkwood Jermy Utterman and many other talented glass artists and fellow students. Thank you.