This collection is a sparse view of the variety of objects created on the Hot Glass Show stage aboard Celebrity Cruises. The following images contain a mix of both blown and sculpted glass, in a range of various techniques.
On average, I create 10+ pieces per cruise, in which all the work goes home with a guest.
Sea Gold Vase
Alaskan Coastline Vase
An impressionistic approach to the coastline of Alaska. Each band of color uses three additonal hues to represent; water, trees, and snowcapped mountains.
Reverse Axis Encalmo Vase
This was a collaborative piece, encompassing all the visual details of the Dawes glacier, located in the Endicott Arm Fjord within the Tracy Arm Wilderness area.
This sculpture was a three day process which required the very skilled assistance of my other two team members, whom without, would have never been possible. The figure was fully assembled on the last day of a Trans-Atlantic crossing from the Mediterranean to the USA.
The Captain and I
Inspired by all the classical works of art made out of marble throughout the Mediterranean.
Blue Jean Dart Frog
This tiny, though very vocal, frog is about the size of my thumbnail, and is native to Costa Rica. After stumbling upon this guy on a rainforest tour, I came back to the ship and made him out of glass at our next show.
Inspiration taken from a section of carpeting aboard the Celebrity Equinox.
St. Kitts Monkey
When you get off the ship at St. Kitts you'll run into a number of Green Monkeys dressed in flags representing various Caribbean Nations. Great photo opportunities, and a fun idea for a sculpture.
Sculpted glass for our evening show as we sailed away from Athens, Greece... seemed appropriate.
Sculpted figures inspired by the work of Picasso.
On the stage
Squeezing in the 'neck line' with a tool called the jacks. This chilled constriction will serve as a 'break off' point for later on in the process when the glass is removed from the blow pipe.
The final product
Me with a fluted and footed bowl.
Great shot indicating the hot spots on stage.
Snorkel Expedition; French Polynesia
My friends and I had an amazing day in the waters off of Moorea, French Polynesia swimming with Stingrays and sharks. This is what makes my job so special!
Endicott Arm Fjord & Dawes Glacier
A collection of time elapse footage I captured throughout Alaska's inside passage in the summer of 2016.
Adventures in South East Asia
A short video detailing my adventures through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and South Korea.
Oak Grain - Rocks Glass
A quick look into the process for creating a rocks glass from my Oak Grain series.
Team collaboration for an auction centerpiece. Each team member made a fish, and we all helped in the assemblage. Design credit goes to Charlyn Reynolds.
Another Breast Cancer Research Foundation auction piece, designed by Scott Benefield.
3-Piece Incalmo Vase
This was my first design for the auction centerpiece, made with the whole team at our "Hot Glass, Cool Sounds" show!
Each team member was responsible for making one of the three sections in this incalmo vase, and we all worked to put it together.
Hot Glass & Miami DJs
This was my first "Hot Glass, Cool Sounds" show!
The vase was a collaboration between the entire team, and was the centerpiece for a charity auction, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Design credit goes to G Brian Juk.
My senior thesis was a union of glass and metal. A pairing of mediums in which the majority of my time was consumed. Both these pieces, and their adjoining parts, were all cast. Each mold being a negative cavity that needed to be filled. The transformation of the material, was also a transformation of my time. A transformation of once being a Film Studies student to becoming a Fine Artist.