Tell us about yourself!
I started doing stained glass when I was still working as a skilled tradesman at Ford Motor Company at the Rouge Complex. After surviving Vietnam and later graduating from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit at the age of 63, I am now making different shaped paperweights using cane as a base.
What draws you to the material you work with?
Glass has almost no limits to what you can do with it. You just have to figure out how.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
The theme right now is "we are all made of the same stuff," irregardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, whatever. A political statement.
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
In my post-retirement life, glass has become my full-time hobby. If I wasn't working in glass, metal or wood would probably be my other occupation.
Why are you a member of GAS?
GAS is the best.
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