I was born in 1984 in rural Pennsylvania. My childhood was mainly spent in Southern Chester County and included making mudpies, god's eyes, eating fresh raspberries off the bush while barefoot, playing in the sprinkler, and getting neighbors when I was eight. My family moved to England for two years when I was 12, and my Mom told me years later that she was secretly thankful this mellowed my twangy accent. When we moved back I ended up at a high school in Delaware, and this is where I got my first taste of stained glass.
Later I graduated from the University of Delaware with a dual degree in Anthropology and Art History. After 4 years living in London and managing a door knob shop on Portobello Road I moved back to Pennsylvania in February 2011.
For me, art has always had a 3-dimensional, tactile element. Maybe I got my start in those mudpies, who knows. I get absorbed in the process of stained glass sculpture. I often make drawings ahead of time and sometimes cut paper patterns to work from, but more often than not I get lost in the process and improvise my way.