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Azurite

For me there is no better way to truly understand and embrace a medium than to push the limits of what you can do with it.

I experiment a great deal in my studio; trying new materials, techniques and processes, developing new patinas and finishes, doing destructive testing and the like.

Of all the mediums I work in, I’ve done the most experimentation and testing with glass.

Azurite is the result of months of tests encapsulating different materials within molten glass. These tests led to some wonderful discoveries, one of which was, by exercising extremely precise control of numerous variables, I can […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Process|0 Comments

New photos

I’m happy to post new images on the website of two of my works today.

Christopher Zsarnay came over yesterday afternoon and shot “Rejoice” and “Impact”.

It is always fun working with Chris and it is so rewarding working with such a skilled and talented professional. Chris has a real gift with light and it shows in all his work! You can see more at Zstudios.com.

If you are looking for a highly skilled and talented photographer – he is the guy to call!

By |November 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

American Glass Works

American Glass Works was an exhibit in January of 2012 at the Ojai Valley Museum celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Art movement in America. This video is from a feature story on the exhibit by the Ventura County Star Newspaper.

I was honored to be included in the exhibit along with seven other Ventura County glass artists.

I created “Geo” specifically for this exhibit to illustrate my current style and relationship with glass. Geo combines cast glass “bubble” bars with hand forged stainless steel, copper, a lovely patina and (invisible) low voltage LED illumination.

Several of my earlier glass […]

By |October 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Santa Barbara Airport Project

The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library Foundation has commissioned a one-of-a-kind tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps and the people who supported them. The monument centers on a twenty-foot tall glass sculpture prominently placed in front of the new Santa Barbara Airport Terminal.  A significant element to this project is the Museum board’s strong commitment to telling the story of the airport when it served as a Marine base during WWII to help future generations recognize the vital role Santa Barbara played in ending the war.

It all began in November 2010, when the Santa Barbara Airport, on behalf […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Process|0 Comments