I took up the major, along with a minor in art history with a studio emphasis. But the more I learned about art, the more I realized just how much I wanted to make a name for himself in the field—a field that’s been explored to the point of exhaustion throughout history. What I didn’t know then was that I’d discover something that would push back the frontiers of contemporary art in a significant way.
During my junior year at Plymouth State University, I snagged a job working for a glass artist who’d been experimenting with a technique that captured my imagination—combining lead crystal and dichroic glass using a cold-glass process.
Fascinated by its potential, I spent a year learning the ropes of the technique. But to me, there was always more—more aspects to dig into, more ideas to sift through, more designs to test out and call my own.
I work with blocks of lead crystal, I cut them several times, grinding and polishing each slice. Then, with the precision of a surgeon, I insert dichroic glass between them at every stage, pausing to glue and cure them before repeating the process. In the end the result:
It took several years of guesswork, a boatload of tenacity and a viral video or two, but fast forward 13 years, and my business is running full swing. My pieces have found homes in numerous private collections, and two even made into Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Looking closely at any of his pieces, especially when the colors within emerge to hit the daylight and furiously sparkle, there’s ample evidence that I successfully turned an amorphous vision into a clear-cut reality.
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