Making Work

08.10.2013
I'm a bit spoiled, since glass is such an inherently beautiful material.  There are many times that I'm in the early process of making a piece that the setup with the patterns is so beautiful as it is, that I could just put it away and it would be fantastic, rather than blow it and shape it...
05.21.2013
Whenever I'm planning work and developing patterns I'm generally driven by a vision of a finished piece.  Although once in a while I get excited about a pattern or colors and develop the patterns knowing that I'll need to decide what form (series) I want to use them in eventually....
11.14.2012
I've got a fun project that requires a small moutain of mixed color veiled cane.  This is probably 100' worth or so and about a half of what I'll finally use.  Lots of cane pulling going on...
10.15.2012
Having fun making some cool cane cups.  This is one of my favorites from the day.
07.24.2012
Just a short follow up from the post below--this is the completed piece that was on the pipe in the earlier post.  The final work is 18.25 tall x 11.5 wide x 4" deep.
07.20.2012
This is what was on tap for today in the hot shop.  This is a highly-patterned bubble of glass on the blowpipe just before I take the first of two or three 'gathers;' dipping it into a huge crucible of molten clear glass and encasing these colors.  Scale is probably tough with this photo...
07.08.2012
As a fundraiser for Public Glass and in conjunction with Gump's in San Francisco, I did a show, artist talk and demo recently.  The event was hosted by the Patron's Circle of Public Glass--a group of passionate supporters of the organization.  The PG gallery was filled with a range of...
06.19.2012
No, I don't look too happy pulling cane because it's probably about 95F degrees in the studio.  San Francisco is normally a great place to blow glass since it's relatively windy, cool and dry.  However, there are usually around 5 days a year where the weather is actually hot (at least for...
06.19.2012
Blowing glass for fun with my friend Jason (who will shot most of the "In The Studio" photos) gave me a chance to test out new patterns.  Before embarking on the very labor-intensive process of making a large amount of murrine (patterned tiles), cutting it, designing work with it, then blowing...
06.15.2012
A month or so ago, the folks from American Craft came to Public Glass (where my studio is located) for a photo shoot.  The focus of the shoot was to highlight the work of the artists and designers (mostly clothing) who show in their retail shows, using the glass studio as a backdrop.  (I...
05.29.2012
Much of what I make is fairly large so it's nice to take a break from the hot & heavy stuff and make cane cups.  There's literally no limit to the design possibilities in glass so cups are a great place to experiment with colors, patterns and different palettes.  Since glass color...
05.03.2012
I often work with designers and galleries on commission projects where the client may like the style of my work, but have a specific size or color requirement.  Virtually all of these projects are good fun and it's nice to be challenged in either form or design by collaborating with someone...
05.03.2012
Sonny of Stewart Fine Art worked with me on a large Allegro that a client wanted specifically for their new home in Miami. The niche is quite large as the glass is 55" tall and all rests on a custom fabricated 20" x 30" brushed stainless steel base.