Process

Studio Tour

Here are a few process photos of works as they were developed.
(I will be adding more images as time permits)

By |August 9th, 2015|Process|0 Comments

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

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

Geo

I created Geo in 2012 for the “American Glass Works” exhibit at the Ojai Museum, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Studio Art Glass Movement in America.

I wanted to create something unique, that  illustrated 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.

The stainless rails were hand forged and then polished to a matt luster. The sculpture’s body is steel with a proprietary copper/bronze patina I developed. The body is held in-place by a series of forged and blackened stainless […]

By |July 11th, 2013|Process|0 Comments