"If I am not alone with glass in my studio, I am working with it in a classroom with students. The material is always there... I don’t approach making from a need to sell direction. I’m making it to be enjoyed and am grateful when people are moved to own it.”
"I’m inspired by the built environment both for what it looks like and what it represents. I can’t help but pay attention to the fine details of how our world is connected."
"I am captivated by the accidental arrangements of form, color and surface that exist in our built environments."
"My greatest achievement has to be the fact that I have managed to build a recognizable career on and around glass."
"I’m passionate about decency and equal rights and opportunities for everyone. I’m also passionate about working hard with my hands and doing the best I can no matter what the job is."
"Conceptually, I’m interested in questioning what naturally occurring means. I also learned that apparently there are no right angles in nature and that seems like fertile ground for exploration ripe with potential content."
"I think the world needs more one-off, unique instances of beauty rather than mass produced attempts.
I want my work to be visually interesting enough to catch a viewer and hold them for a minute or two.
I’d like to enhance their life on some level."