It gives me pleasure to create glass art that adds beauty and culture to the environment that surrounds them

I am a fused glass artist and have worked as an artist and designer all my life. Trained as a graphic artist, my professional career centered on graphic design and environmental graphics both in the role of creative director and as a business entrepreneur.

Fused glass is a dynamic creative medium that allows me to express myself beyond the traditional two-dimensional format. I like to harness glass chips and shapes into forms that are both functional and sculptural utilizing both transparent and opaque glass. Transparent glass allows natural light to amplify and surround each piece, while opaque glass provides a solid structural presence.

There is an abundance of scrap glass that is a by-product of creating glass artwork. I’m now upcycling these scraps and incorporating them into my finished artwork as often as possible — this approach yields surprisingly beautiful and 'green' results. 

It gives me pleasure to create glass art that adds beauty and culture to the environment that surrounds them — be that a home, business, or public space.

I currently live and operate my studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan.