Not only can he eat 5x his own weight in sashimi, he can also sculpt things from a material most of us are a lot better at breaking than creating with. I stumbled upon his site whilst searching for a wedding gift for someone special, and thought I’d share his work with you all. Enjoy!
1. Spent 5 weeks in Japan this past winter as artist-in-residence in Seto City, Japan; primarily blowing glass, demonstrating and lecturing while eating 5 times my weight in sashimi.
2. Love tools and spent *way* too much time tonight researching cordless drills on line (I'm now coveting a Bosch 36618)
3. Enthusiastic scuba diver known to fly 24 hours to get nose-to-nose with interesting and curious creatures.
4. I blow much better glass if I'm able to restrict myself to only one cup of coffee.
What got you started crafting?
Took a beginning glassblowing class and was totally hooked on the challenge of getting a blob of molten glass to do what I wanted it to.
What is your source of inspiration?
I don't always know, but generally my inspiration is indirect and include colors in textiles, the underwater world, and interesting graphic design.
What have you made recently?
Experimenting with large stretched "S" shaped sculptures for wall sculptures.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Mostly sell through galleries (U.S., Canada and Austria), occasionally through designers, direct commissions and annual open studio sales. Gallery listing and a contact form are on my website.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
There's no other way to make this stuff! And I love creation, design and the process of glassblowing.
San Francisco, CA, USA