I’ve always had an interest in sculpture, painting and science with an eagerness to rise to a difficult challenge and succeed with beautiful color. Handcrafted artisan glass was the answer to my artistic inquiries and I have been sculpting glass into works of art since 1996.
My main concentration, and what has gained me the most notoriety, are vortex marbles. These perfectly round sphere with spirals of color, play with optics and physics to create visual depths that transcend the physicality of the piece itself.
With meticulous rigor, I use a flameworking process to melt and shape high-quality Borosilicate glass at temperatures over 3000 degrees. Color is added using different types of crystallized metal and metal oxides.
I view my work as tangible way to capture magic and wonder and contain it a handheld illusion with no curtain to hide behind.