I love the way glass blends effortlessly into natural environments as well as an artful home. Although blown glass is ultimately human artifice, its evolution is organic. The combination of sand and minerals with fire and human breath—inspiration—forms a fluid work of art that, I hope, reflects the beauty and simplicity of the natural world.
When I blow glass, I rely on efficiency and fluidity of movement to create simple, elegant, well-balanced pieces. My designs have evolved as my understanding of the glass has evolved—understanding how the glass holds heat, how it moves at different temperatures, and what it naturally wants to do.
I strive for balance in my personal life, as well as my work. After all, if I’m not balanced in my head as well as my body, the imbalance will be reflected in the work. So I trade hours at the glory hole with hours playing in the mountains and in my garden, as well as good times and great music with friends.
I’m a huge fan of old-school honky-tonk, blues, rock and bluegrass music, and fortunately the rich Front Range music scene provides lots of chances to head out for some dancing, delicious craft beers, and great bands. I practice yoga and am interested in organic gardening, sustainable living and alternative energies. When the mountains beckon, my dog Hector and I like to hike and ski in the fabulous Rocky Mountain backcountry.