The pieces that I make are a combination of techniques and materials incorporating stained glass craft, glass fusing, and metal/jewelry making, enameling and even some watercolor painting.
My work in stained glass began about 20 years ago when I attended a class at a local art center (the Beverly Art Center, Chicago) where I also took classes in metal/jewelry making dealing with cold connections, metal shaping, and heat patinas. I have constructed over 200 pieces to date.
My work in glass and metal have been hobbies for the past years. I have retired after serving for 30 years as a law firm administrator in Chicago as well as an associate professor of law at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law since 1985.
My wife and I have settled in Ellison Bay, where we used to vacation with our four children. Our love affair with the county made our retirement plan very easy as we fell in love with the beauty of the county as well as the warmth and friendliness of the people.