Tell us about yourself!
I'm primarily a glassblower. I studied glass and received my bachelors degree at San Jose State University and I am currently working and assisting in teaching glass at Shasta Community College in Redding, CA.
Why do you work with glass as a medium?
I choose to work with hot glass because of the excitement and spontaneity of the process. The medium can be quite unpredictable but at the same time, quite controllable, and I really enjoy the constant juggle and interaction across that spectrum. It forces you to be very much in the moment and take everything in stride.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
I enjoy playing with the simultaneously fragile and durable characteristics of the glass in the armor that I make and challenging the nature of glass by creating these objects that, functionally, shouldn't be made of glass. I also enjoy pursuing very geometric, simple, modular themes, where I assemble larger compositions with smaller, repeated forms and parts.
What is your dream project?
I would love to create a series of wearable, full-body, glass armor that is based on the armors made thorough history and across different world cultures.
Why are you a member of GAS?
I'm a member of GAS so that I can stay up to date on glass art, to share my work, and to participate/network with other individuals who work with glass.
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