His understanding and desire to improve on the craft of glass making is evident in his growing body of work. Greg uses glass fusing, cold working, torch working and furnace glass blowing to make his personal work. Gregory’s personal work is influenced by the union of the spiritual and physical worlds. He describes the process as a meditation in action. He creates functional and decorative glass art and lighting designs.
Currently Greg lives in Santa Cruz, CA. He teaches glass blowing and glass fusing at The Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), in San Jose, CA. He also facilities team building activities using the joys of the glass making processes with clients like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Adobe and many more.
Gregory grew up in the Northeast. He first became enthralled with the magic of the glass making process while visiting the Corning Museum of Glass as a child. His family would often stop to watch the glass blowers during their frequent road trips. He graduated from Archmere Academy, in Claymont, DE in 1996. He began working with glass in 1997 while studying art at Hartwick College, in Oneonta, NY.
Greg graduated in 2000, with the Major of his degree in Art, Sculpture and Glass Blowing and a Minor in Religious Studies. He has studied, worked and grown as a glass blower at: Urban Glass, Diablo Glass, Simon Pearce, Goggle Works, Eric McLondon Glass, Girl Glass, Chris Johnson Glass, and Half Moon Bay Art Glass. He has studied under/along side and worked for Erik Halvorson, Terry Slade, Treg Silkwood, Kevin Chong, Emilio Santini, Roberta Griffith, Doug Brown, Chris Johnson, Johnathon Schmuck, Jon Yao, Shannon Morgan and
Greg has participated in fine art and craft shows nationally. He loves to travel and share his love of glass.