Fire and Ice
Luminous, strong --- clear, direct --- delicate, yet bold.
These complementary opposites in glasswork are evi-
dent, both in the material itself, and in the design and
process I employ in my studio. Light, color, form and
texture are combined at its essential core.
I come to glass by way of an interest in Scandina-
vian and Modernist design cultivated in my twenties.
For me, the pleasure of the design, fabrication, and
finished piece, are the framework of a life filled with
beautiful objects which make our lives richer and
more meaningful. In this Scandinavian tradition, one
finds an understated refinement, which is stylishly
unobtrusive and accessible by all.
Norwegian designer Johan Verde wrote, “My philoso-
phy is to work with complex simplicity.” I would echo
that observation. I appreciate that most Scandinavian
designers maintain the belief that for a product to be
successful, it must harmonize poetry and practicality,
so as to satisfy both the heart and the mind. I strive
to create work that embodies elements of joy, integ-
rity, practicality, and, of course, aesthetics. It is my
hope that you and your family enjoy these pieces as
much as I enjoyed creating them.