"My first contact with the medium of glass was in a vision of sorts while participating in a pottery workshop in the desert near Moab, UT. The instructor wanted the class to visualize a container to hold water from a beautiful stream. I saw the shape in clear crystal, not clay. Shortly there after, a pottery and glass professor at the University of Kansas, Vernon Brejcha, thought that I would be better suited to working with glass than clay and directed me to the world of the molten material. I have been attached to it ever since being driven by the desire to make the perfect goblet, graceful lines, rich colors, and a certain physical intensity that reflect my nature."
1980-84 University of Kansas undergraduate, Study of Hot Glass, studied under Vernon Brejcha
1985-93 AlBo Glass member and assistant
1994-95 Glass apprenticeship, studied under Steven Smyers
1996 Eight-week Glass intensive, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC. Studied under Dmitri Michaelides
1996-97 AlBo Glass chief gaffer