From the moment I first melted glass I knew it was something that would envelop my entire life. After a few rotations in the flame, an eerie feeling of déjà vu’ came over me. The world narrowed, my senses heightened, time froze. All my being was focused on melting this little blob of glass. At the time I had no clue what a pivotal point in my life this was.

With hindsight, I see now that it opened a door to a whole new chapter in my life. Those beginning rotations sent me down an exciting road I barely knew existed at the time. Glass can be playful in nature but also extremely unforgiving, it always finds a way to keep me on my toes. Working with this material daily, I find myself constantly learning something new. Starting in 2015, I have been training day and night on the torch to learn the fundamentals of flame working. Throughout the years I have had the privilege of traveling to Vermont, New York, North Carolina, and many other states while learning from some of the top glassblowers in the country. In more recent years, I have been located out of Northern California while developing my glassware lines and expanding my techniques.

I can’t quite place why, but making cups has always had a special place in my heart. There’s just something about the technically challenging but hot n' floppy nature of cup making that grasped my attention and won’t let go. Every day I wake up flooded with ideas, excited to go into the studio and continue my work with glass. Nothing makes me happier then sharing my work with you and the world.