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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.


About Me
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!
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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
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