I have been a glassblower since training at the Penland School of Crafts in 1987, and have since been working as a college professor teaching glass sculpture and selling my sculpture and large-scale commissions. I have also studied at many other fine art schools in the country, and am considered a master glass blower. My work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Japan, Australia, China and Canada. My sculptural pieces are designed to tell a story, usually with a sense of humor. I enjoy making both small intricate pieces and large scale multi-component works constructed with metal armatures. I feel that you don’t have to make large scale work to make big work, parts of the whole. Large or small, my work is of jewelry quality viewed as precious jewels. I recently returned to North Carolina from Philadelphia to teach glass blowing classes at Liberty Arts in Durham while continuing to create sculpture pieces. I hope to embrace North Carolina’s rich craft heritage and to share my skills with the arts community.