Photos by Robert Boag and Alexandra Forsyth
Seeing, looking, searching for a new. Encouraged by parents that traveled, I often found myself spinning the globe in my father’s office looking at where they had been and where I too may some day go. Glass, initiated in 1999 at Centre College, has provided me with a way to travel, to seek. Corning, Seattle, Prague, Lybster, Weil am Rhein, Murano, Nuutajärvi, Istanbul and Toyama are just a few of the places this material has taken me. Along the way, I have been fortunate to work, assist and collaborate with many artists whom have helped me in the medium and in life in general. During the completion of my MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, I was able to contemplate the meaning of this material – glass and how that relates to my process.
Glassmaking is about collaboration, whether it is with another glassmaker, an artist or designer. As far as art and design, I prefer to fluctuate between the two; ultimately coming to realize I am a maker. However, the most important thing the material has taught me is that it’s not necessarily what you can make but what you can expose...