My inspiration is twofold. The first is technique based. Glass is a very technical medium. From the physical skill-set to the chemistry of working colors, this aspect of the medium fulfills my desire to learn, practice and master. The second is my passion to express myself through glass. These two areas must exist in equal proportions. Without the technical side, I am unable to express myself. Without the passion, there is no drive to continue the path towards mastery. Many have said that glass is an unmasterable medium. I face this challenge every day and try to convey this to people through my work by using techniques that will foster a sense of amazement.