PROFESSIONAL RESUME


EDUCATION

1987-88 Silvermine Guild of Arts - 4 quarters in Sculpture
1993 Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Glass

AWARDS

1993,’95-2005 Pilchuck Glass School - Full Scholarship
1995 Pratt Fine Arts Center - John and Mary Shirley Scholarship
1995 Creative Glass Center of America - 3 month artist residency
1998 Pilchuck Glass School - Scholarship Corning Award
2004 Creative Glass Center of America - 3 month artist residency
2007 Summer Artist Residency at The Museum of Glass Tacoma Washington

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1994-96 Pratt Fine Arts Center - Glass Instructor
1996-02 Haystack School of Crafts - Teaching Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
2002-03 Pilchuck Glass School - Guest Artist
2002 Appalachian School of Crafts - Visiting Artist 
2005 Centre College - Visiting Artist 
2008 Pittsburgh Glass Center - Glass Blowing instructor
2009 Illinois State University - Visiting Artist
2009 Pilchuck Glass School - Session 1 "Transportation of the Narrative" Instructor
2010 Emporia State University - Visiting Artist

WORK EXPERIENCE

1993-present Chihuly Inc. - Glass Blower
1998-01 Chihuly Inc. - Gaffer and Head Glassblower
1995-present Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
1996-97 Manifesto Corp - Glassblower
1993-95 Assistant to Benjamin Moore Inc., Dante Marioni, David Levy, Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick
1998 Pilchuck Glass School - Gaffer
1997 Bulls Eye Glass Factory, Portland, OR - Assistant to Dale Chihuly
1998-99 Bulls Eye Glass Factory, Portland, OR - Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
1999 Kona, Hawai - Assistant for Dale Chihuly, youth outreach promotional 
2002-2004 Sonja Blomdahl - Gaffer
2005 Nuutajarvi, Finland - Assistant to Dale Chihuly
2005 Venice, Italy - Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
2006 Adelaide Australia, Jam Factory - Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
2008 Poces De Caldos, Brazil - Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra at C'a D'oro Factory
2008 Istanbul, Turkey - Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra at Cam Ocagi Glass School
2007-08 Pilchuck Glass school Gaffer
2010 Nuutajarvi, Finland - Assistant to Dale Chihuly 

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