I grew up in the state of Pennsylvania, where twice a month I traveled through the Pocono Mountains and was fascinated by miles of road cuts. I received my undergraduate degree from Alfred University in the glacial region of New York State where I studied sculpture and glass and took the geology and astronomy courses that still inspire much of my work. After graduating from Alfred I traveled through out the country for a year and a half; once around by train, then once around by car. I learned the color of the soil and the texture of the landscape in each state.
I then moved to Providence, Rhode Island to intern with Daniel Clayman. This turned into a full time position where I developed my skills in the processes of model making, kiln cast glass and bronze finishing. After working there for three and a half years I attended graduate school at Rhode Island School of Design to receive my Masters degree in glass sculpture. I am currently adjunct faculty in the Glass department at the Rhode Island School of Design and have been teaching glass kiln casting since 2002. I also do freelance mold and model making.
I continue to observe and admire the natural world around me and pursue my work as an artist.
- BFA, Alfred University
- MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
GLASS CASTING & MOLDMAKING