GLASS BLOWER // FOUNDER
"The first time I saw glass art was in the pages of a Dale Chihuly book. I remember being instantly attracted to the vivid colors and shapes of the work."
Born and raised in Corpus Christi my first encounter in glass can be traced back to a studio located in Rockport, TX, which was owned and operated, by renowned Texas artist and painter Steve Russell. It was there I first discovered my love for traditional furnace glass making, and coincidentally, began to develop a passion for the medium that would prove to be the driving force of my life from 2001 to present day. After receiving my BFA in glass from The Cleveland Institute of Art in the spring of 2009, I went on to work for some of the preeminent glass craftsmen in the country. These artists include Brent Kee Young, Devin Burgess, and Michael Schunke. While working for some of the most incredible craftsmen I also had the opportunity to continue my glass education as a student and teaching assistant at the Pilchuck School of glass, the Penland School of Craft in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, the Haystack School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine, and the Wheaton Village Arts & Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey.
After nearly twelve years of traveling the country, I moved back to Texas to open the first studio of its kind in the city of Corpus Christi. I am very enthusiastic about bringing both my craft and artistic business back home to the community where it all began. I hope to inspire younger generations of artists to expand the arts and culture of the city.
Jack & Elenor D. Zipp Award for Excellence in Glass // Pilchuck Institute Glass Study Partner Scholarship
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1421 N. Mesquite Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401