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Fifty years ago, while investigating the Potters wheel and throwing pottery I caught a glimse of some glass blowing and it really grabbed my interest. An older brother at the time was doing some glass at the college level so this influenced me. I would sneak in to the college and watch what was going on. A teacher friend who I would eventually go to junior collegeto study pottery with, also had a small blowing studio set up. Eager to learn and tired of sitting watching the fun in the glass studio, I set out to build my own studio. The first one in my parents back yard in suburbia , proved quite rewarding and prosperous. I slowly learned some techniques and garnered some artistic products which I immediately sold.
I started taking my glass creations to the local week end Art Sales and the glass began to outsell the pottery. Soonthe pottery was goneto make room for the more successful art glass. With profits from Art Glass I bought my first home studio in Santa Cruz, calif. where I stayed for 30 years. At that time Santa Cruz was the hot bed of contemporary glass so I opened a couple of different showrooms.