The ancient art of glassblowing captured my passion to design and create from an early age. It compelled me to study art and design and to pursue personal growth through artistic growth. Most recently I have focused on the ancient technique known as Murrine. Murrine is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. I find this technique best suited for achieving the complexity in pattern and surface texture, as well as the interplay of color and form that I strive for; balancing these with contemporary impressions of traditional forms is the essence of my art. By choosing to utilize classic techniques with an attention to detail and quality, I strive to bring new and fresh ideas to a craft that is more than four thousand years old.