The perpetual struggle of the glass artisan lies in the mastering of medium. It is the organic quality of the substance that both thoroughly enages the viewer, and chronically frustrates the maker. Glass is unique in that it is always fluid and in perpetual motion. This makes it seem alive and breathing to the eye, and makes it extremely hard to control to precise, rigid standards.

In my work I have tried to use glass' natural properties in a way that lends itself to the realization of my design. Some conventional goblet designs can attempt to negate the movement of the meduim, but has any master ever made the perfect cup? I select aesthetic and structural properties that go with rather than against the grain of glass. I choose imagery and form inspired by the movement of water and structure of flora in an effort to accentuate nature's harmony with the physical tendencies of glass.

When making formal decisions which concern aesthetic structure, I draw on elements of my environment that embody some of the naturally occurring aspects of glass. I look at water and the ocean for color and optical effect and I look at flora for form and shape.

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