When I was growing up, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to make and create. I loved building environments for my pet reptiles and amphibians. As I got older, this love never faded, and eventually I went to college to study art. In depth training led to a passion for glass above all other materials.
I use glass as my artistic medium for many reasons. Glass is traditionally made using 3 ingredients: silica sand, limestone, and soda ash (originally burnt seaweed). All of these ingredients may be found in the ocean and are used by sea life every day.
I enjoy diving in my spare time and many of my pieces are directly influenced by these explorations. Unfortunately, the coral reefs I fell in love with are dying faster than they can naturally reproduce. I love recreating colorful coral and sea life in my glassworks to raise awareness for reef restoration.