Glass has always been a passion since childhood. A spirit of adventure & exploration continue to be a drive both in glass and in Greg's life.
Greg's exploration into the world of glass began as a child. Growing up in the Northeast, his family frequently visited the Corning Museum of Glass during their road trips. A passion for travel and a love of glass reflect in Greg's life and his work.
His journey of working with glass began in the spring of 1997 while studying art at Hartwick College, in Oneonta, NY. That summer, while teaching art in Boulder, CO, Greg apprenticed torch-working for the Mystic Family Glassworks. In the summer of 1998, he took a workshop from Emilio Santini at Urban Glass. Greg stayed and participated in a work study program at Urban that summer. This was an influential experience; watching and assisting many Urban Glass artists who work professionally in all areas of glass. Returning to Hartwick, Greg graduated in 2000, with a Major in Art, focusing on Sculpture & Glass Blowing and with a Minor in Religious Studies.
Occasionally renting glass studio time for the next few years, Greg explored the adventure sports of whitewater raft guiding and ski instructing professionally. Always returning to glass, he gained precision working as a production glass blower in a factory for Simon Pearce. He became a team leader of their production from 2004-2006. Then following his spirit of adventure, Greg moved to Lake Tahoe, CA in 2006 and then to Santa Cruz in 2011.
He has worked in the hospitality industry, as a professional musician, as a team-building facilitator and an adventure guide; for sea kayaking, zip lining, & white water rafting. Once he moved to California he worked for Girl Glass, Chris Johnson Glass, Half Moon Bay Art Glass and The Bay Area Glass Institute. In 2014 he began participating in juried art shows nation wide. He's been awarded best in glass and been the featured artist at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Hampton Fine Art Festival, Stuart Art Festival & Scottsdale Artfest.
In 2017 he built his own mobile glass studio to use for the winter in Scottsdale, AZ. Greg still teaches various glass experiences & team-building events at BAGI when he is in California. He is currently preparing his mobile glass studio to offer glass blowing experiences this summer at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and Spa in Saratoga, NY for this summer July 2 - Labor Day 2019.
Blue Ball Barn, Wilmington, DE