Bio

Artist Statement

Tension is a thread throughout my work and it seems to (sometimes unintentionally) be in most everything I produce. This work creates tension while playing off life events. I’m fascinated with human behavior and the fragile microcosms that we fashion for ourselves, being afraid to face change. We often build up these expectations and we are unwilling to step outside of that.

 

Education:

 

2018      BFA.  Glass and Sculpture. N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University. Cum Laude.

 

2009      The Delta Welding School, Baltimore, MD with AWS  Certifications in:

 

          -Advanced ARC welding

          -TIG welding steel

          -TIG welding aluminum

 

2008      Ten Week Coarse. Glass Blowing. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

 

2007      Loren Stump. Flameworking. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

2007      Shane Fero. Flameworking. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

2007      Suellen Fowler. Flameworking. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

2006      Melissa Misoda. Glass Blowing. Summer Glass. Alfred University.     

 

2006      Glady West. Flameworking. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

2005      BOCES. Automotive Technology.

 

Grant / Award:

 

2016      Pilchuck Glass School. Partner Scholarship. Glass Blowing.  Jay Macdonell.

 

2015      William Gudenrath. Glass Blowing. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

2013      Emilio Santini, Simone Crestani and Amber Cowan. Flameworking. The Studio of  the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

Exhibitions:

2018      Balance. University of Wisconsin - Madison.

2017      Glass Art Society Conference. Light Show. Norfolk, VA

2016      Luxus Corning. The Glass Art Society Conference.

2015      Robert C. Turner Gallery Show.  I Need Light and So Do You.

 

2014      Robert C. Turner Gallery Show.  Sixty Three Degrees and Cloudy.

Teaching Experience:

2018     Angus Powers teaching assistant for Summer Glass Blowing. Alfred University.

  

2016     Angus Powers teaching assistant for Junior Glass Blowing. Alfred University.

2010-12 Private Flame Working Lessons.