“I’ve just completed a body of work composed of hollow blown forms containing multiple layers of color. After they’re annealed, I carve and engrave pattern and texture into them. The forms are stout and heavy-looking but, like a Japanese tea bowl, they meet the ground at a small point, giving them a sense of lift and breath.
I started out making functional ceramics, and have gradually moved away from the vessel into closed forms that still have a “vessel” anatomy. The foot, lip, shoulder, waist, and so on, are all redefined to compose a dynamic shape. I’m drawn to this type of engineering because it creates a vocabulary and an orientation with which to discover new forms and their relationship to functional objects.” Excerpt from GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet 01/27/2010
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. “Mise en Place,” John De Wit, 2009
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
Advanced Italian Technique, Lino Tagliapietra, 2007
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. Form beyond the Furnace, Lienors Torre, 2006
Alfred University, Alfred, NY. New York State School of Ceramics, Art and Design. Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001
TAFE College of Ceramics, Brisbane, Australia. Associates of the Arts, 1997
2010 Visiting Artist, Ball State University, Mucie, IN
Best Emerging Artist Award, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Jurors Choice, Bay Area Glass Institute Fine Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Artist, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
Commission/Permanent Collection. “Allure of the Seas” Royal Caribbean Cruises, Finland
2009 The George and Dorothy Saxe Award, Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Commission/Permanent Collection. “Oasis of the Seas” Royal Caribbean Cruises, Finland
2008Purchase Award, Soho Myriad, Ritz Carlton, Shenzhen, China
Fellow, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
Artist in residence, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB Canada
2007 Finalist, Young Glass 2007 Exhibition, Eboltoft Glass Museum, Eboltoft, Denmark
2006Pilchuck Glass School Staff Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2003-05 Artist in residence, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Coast Light 2019
Blown and wheel cut glass 17 x 7.5 x 3"