Architectural details, the built environment and restless energy of cities and their cultural variations and traditions point the way for this body of work in blown glass.
As a designer-craftsman, I’m particularly drawn to the optimistic quality that these traditions reflect. This serves as my cue for reinterpreting them in glass.
I design and hand build multi-part graphite molds as a tool to shape the glass in a positive/negative interplay. I compose each mold from a large and ever-expanding library of interchangeable parts. As a result, no two compositions are ever alike.
Once cooled, these blown forms are cut apart, polished and recomposed in related sets within an integral metal armature of anodized aluminum and stainless steel. A series of related sculptural blown vessels and decorative objects were the genesis of the current glass and metal pieces. I continue to make these individual blown objects.