Welcome to my world of artistry and craftsmanship! I am an industrial engineer with a deep passion for biology, and I am currently on an incredible journey to become a glass artist. It all began a decade ago when I first discovered the mesmerizing art of melting glass. However, it took some time for me to truly prioritize this creative pursuit and make it a central part of my life. For the past four years, I have been wholeheartedly dedicated to refining my flameworking skills. Every day, I strive for improvement, knowing that this path is an endless journey that brings me immense joy and fulfillment. I am eternally grateful to have found my true passion in life.
Each and every one of my creations is meticulously crafted using either borosilicate or Effetre soda-lime glass. I take pride in using only these pure materials, avoiding the use of paint or prints, to preserve the inherent beauty and integrity of the glass. With the aid of a propane-oxygen torch, I delicately melt solid glass rods, harnessing the flame's transformative power. Guided by gravity and an array of specialized tools, I shape the glass with precision and artistry. To ensure their longevity and durability, I carefully anneal each piece in a digitally controlled kiln.
Working with glass is an enchanting experience; witnessing it transform in the flame is nothing short of magical. The mesmerizing interplay of temperatures during the various stages of creation adds a dazzling allure. The fact that we cannot touch the molten glass only adds to its unique charm. If you share my passion for glass, I encourage you to visit your local glass blower's shop and give it a try for yourself.