The creation of sculpture is an ongoing process. It has allowed me to venture into areas such as: natural and recycled materials,representation, abstraction, functionality and symbolism. I work to find and develop an original voice. My primary media are glass and metals. Creating art is an ongoing process that invigorates and sustains my life. My experiences have broadened with age, travel, and learning. As a result, I have found myself increasingly involved in gallery shows, commissions and public art projects.
I received my BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. My first exposure to working with glass was a job at John Kebrle Studio in Dallas. This was followed by working with Susan Stinsmuehlen at Renaissance Glass in Austin, TX. Through Susan, I was able to assist her at the Pilchuck Glass School in Oregon in 1982 and 1983. A move to San Francisco in 1979 expanded my artistic awareness. I worked in various glass studios in the Bay Area for eight years. At that point I decided to attend graduate school at San Jose State University. I received my MFA from there in 1987.
For the last twenty-four years I have been a self-employed artist. My artwork has been shown and collected in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan. When I look back on pivotal experiences, certain events come to mind such as: my apprenticeship at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, OR, 1983; being a Visiting Artist at the New York Experimental Glass Center, 1988; and traveling around the world in 1996. Since 1998, I have had two studios, one in San Francisco, CA and the other in Blanco, TX in the heart of the Hill Country. Living and working in these contrasting environments allows me to take on additional challenges and bring my artwork to a wider audience.