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My adventures in glass began in Vermont. In 1979 I began working with Robin Mix at Turnbridge Glassworks. I learned beginning skills while creating production pieces such as vases, drinking glasses, bowls and plates. In 1984 I traveled to Denmark working with some of Copenhagen's premier glass designers, Darryl Heinz and Anja Kjaer. Here I learned to create glass with clean lines and established a style utilizing form and function. A highlight was working in the summer in studios on the island of Bornholm. Here I demonstrated glass blowing to tourists visiting the beautiful island. From Denmark I moved to Sweden where I worked with former Kosta Boda Glass Masters Arthur Zimsack and Hanna Dreutler. They helped me develop the finer points of glass making and learn the importance of teamwork. In 1988 I moved to the Seattle area and began working for such studios as Vines, Glass Eye, Pacifica Glassworks, Eastlake art glass and Alki Glassworks. In 1994 I became the co-founder of Uptown Glassworks in Renton, Washington. Here I worked as a glass artist designing and producing my own line of high quality functional glassware and glass art. In 1997 I was proud to be chosen to create glass ornaments for the Whitehouse Christmas tree. I was also commissioned by the City of Renton to design a glass and steel art installation. In 2000 I began a most exciting time with the launching of my Serpentine Series. This series has allowed me to produce platters, lighting, and even sinks. 2006 brought a move to Bingen, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. I am currently blowing glass in Portland, Oregon.
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