After my first class in 2003 at age 17, I was hooked. I spent years taking professional level classes and working hard to try to master this medium. In the summer of 2012 I opened Lake Superior Art Glass. Here I teach classes, give demonstrations and sell the work of myself and over 60 other glass artists. My inspiration is two fold. The first is technique based. Glass is a very technical medium. From the physical skill-set to the chemistry of working colors, this aspect of the medium fulfills my desire to learn, practice and master. The second is my passion to express myself through glass. These two areas must exist in equal proportions. Without the technical side, I am unable to express myself. Without the passion, there is no drive to continue the path towards mastery.