Canton Glass Works Workshops
Classes offered Saturday
10 AM, Noon, 2 PM and Sunday Noon and 2 PM
Classes limited to 4 people
Check out the Workshops page for details.
I was born in 1964 and raised in Dade City, Florida. Aspiring to see the world, I joined the United States Air Force in 1984. I was stationed in California and completed my five-year enlistment in Turkey.
I returned to Central Florida and completed an Associate of Arts degree from Pasco Hernando Community College. I moved to Miami, Florida in 1992 and studied Fine Arts at Florida International University. I worked at the FIU Art Museum, was a member of the University of Miami glass blowing guild, and studied during the summer months at Penland School of Crafts. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in glass from FIU in 1996.
After graduation, I moved to Ahus, Sweden and worked at Studio Glashyttan for a year. I came to Northeast Ohio in 1997 to study glass at Kent State University. I specialized in blowing early American glass while working at Hale Farm and Village. And in April 2006, I co-founded and opened Akron Glass Works.
I live in the Canton area and love the city's support of the fine arts. I am very excited to be a part of this growing community. I hope you will stop in to see what is happening at Canton Glass Works.
P.S. - First Friday is a city sponsored art walk. It is held in the evening on the first Friday of every month and is great fun. Be sure to check it out!
2011 Art on the Green, Hudson, Ohio - Honorable Mention
2011 Art in the Park, Port Clinton, Ohio - Best in Glass
2011 Art in the Park, Medina, Ohio - Honorable Mention
2011 Youngstown State University, Best Individual Piece
2011 Domestic Violence Project, Canton, Ohio - Best in Show
2010 Canton Special Improvement District Award Recipient
2010 Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio - First Place in Fine Craft
2010 Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, Ohio - Third Place
2010 Grove Port Arts Festival, Grove Port, Ohio - First Place
2009 Boston Mills Art Festival, Boston Heights, Ohio - First Place in Category
2007 ArtFest at Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio - First Place, Fine Craft
2006 Willoughby Art Festival, Willoughby, Ohio - Honorable Mention
2006 Salt Fork Arts Festival, Cambridge, Ohio - The Cool Beans Award
2006 Art on the Square Festival, New Philadelphia, Ohio - First Place
2005 Art on the Square Festival, New Philadelphia, Ohio - Second Place
2004 Salt Fork Arts Festival, Cambridge, Ohio - The Slabinski Family Award
2003 Art in the Park, Medina, Ohio - Second Place, Functional Fine Art