I began my career in glass in 1986 at The Glass Eye in Seattle, Washington. After two years of production work, Dale Chihuly hired me at his studio as one of his lead gaffers.
Over the last 20 years, I have maintained my working relationship with Dale in both on-staff and consultative roles.
While working with Chihuly Inc., I had the good fortune to begin an additional collaborative relationship with Benjamin Moore, founder of B.M.I studios. Through these two key relationships, as well as time studying at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School, I have had the honor of learning from many great glass artists including Lino Tagliapietra, Dan Dailey, Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary and Robert Miller.
Studying with all of these distinguished artists provided me with a unique opportunity to gain a broad base of technical skills from which to develop my own art.
From 2002 to 2008, I established and managed Cunningham Glass hot shop. This space was unique in that I offered shared studio time and materials on an hourly basis with artists from across the Northwest. While choosing to close the studio to focus on collaborative projects in the Greater Seattle Area in 2008, I have never stopped creating and showing my glass across the United States. In addition, it has been a privilege and honor to teach technique and concept design throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.