Resume

Education

  • 2009 – Emporia State University – Bachelor of Fine Arts: Emphasis in Glass Forming – Emporia, KS
  • 2003 – Emporia High School – Glassblowing/Ceramics – Emporia, KS

Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present     BLACKBIRD IRON AND DESIGN – Seattle, WA – Metal Fabricator
  • 2015 – 2018     MARTIN BLANK STUDIOS – Seattle, WA – Metal Fab./Studio Assistant
  • 2014 – Present     FREELANCE METAL WORK – Seattle, WA – Artwork Stands/Mounts/Tools/Fabrication
  • 2014 – 2015        GLASS EYE STUDIO – Seattle, WA – Glassblower
  • 2010 – 2014        BLUESTEM FARM AND RANCH SUPPLY – Emporia, KS – Small Engine Mechanic
  • 2013                      MUSEUM OF GLASS: Scott Darlington – Summer Residency – Tacoma, WA – Assistant
  • 2012 – 2013        ROCK COTTAGE GLASSWORKS: Dierk Van Keppel – Merriam, KS – Equip. Fab./Maintenance
  • 2009 –2010        HAUTE SHOP GLASS STUDIO: Dan Kettle – Private Studio – Topeka, KS – Assistant/Renter
  • 2009                     CREATIVE GLASS CENTER OF AMERICA: Wheaton Arts – Millville, NJ – Studio Assistant
  • 2009                     CREATIVE GLASS CENTER OF AMERICA: Wheaton Arts – Millville, NJ – Instructor
  • 2009                     RC HOT GLASS STUDIO: Introduction to Glass Blowing – Austin, TX – Visiting Artist/Instructor
  • 2008 – 2009       EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Art Department – Emporia, KS – Glass Studio Technician
  • 2007 – 2009       EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: HVAC Shop – Emporia, KS – Student Assistant
  • 2005 – 2009       EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Patrick Martin – Instructor – Emporia, KS – Artist Assistant
  • 2005 – 2006       EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Art Department – Emporia, KS – Ceramic Studio Technician
  • 2005                     THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY – St. Louis, MO – Studio Assistant

Honors and Awards

2017

  • Museum of Glass Tacoma – Summer Featured Artist Residency
  • Niche Awards Professional – Finalist – Mixed Media Category – Niche Magazine
  • Pilchuck Glass School – Visiting Artist – Jason Christian’s “Elemental” Class

2016

  • Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass – Pratt Fine Arts Center – Seattle, WA

2015

  • 3rd Place – CityArts Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Wichita, KS

2009

  • Niche Magazine Student Awards FINALIST/WINNER – Glass: Functional category
  • Niche Magazine Student Awards FINALIST – Glass: Sculptural category

2008

  • ESU Art 96 Scholarship
  • ESU Glass Art Society Conference Scholarship
  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts SUMMER WORK-STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Exhibition HONORABLE MENTION
  • Niche Magazine Student Awards FINALIST – Glass: Functional category
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center SUMMER HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

2007

  • ESU Art Department Scholarship
  • ESU Glass Art Society Conference Scholarship
  • Penland School of Crafts SUMMER FULL-SCHOLARSHIP
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center SUMMER HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

2006

  • ESU Glass Art Society Conference Scholarship
  • ESU Jeremy Ely Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Penland School of Crafts SUMMER WORK-STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

2005

  • ESU Jeremy Ely Fine Arts Scholarship

Work Shops

2009

  • Katherine Gray ESU Glass Blowout

2008

  • James Vella – ESU Visiting Artist
  • Michael Schunke – Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
  • Ross Richmond – Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Scott Darlington – ESU Glass Blowout

2007

  • Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen – ESU Visiting Artist
  • Randy Walker – ESU Glass Blowout
  • Scott Benefield – Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Scott Darlington – Penland School of Crafts

2006

  • Flo Perkins – ESU Visiting Artist
  • Jasen Johnsen – ESU Visiting Artist
  • Jill Reynolds/Dan Spitzer – ESU Visiting Artists
  • James Mongrain – ESU Glass Blowout

2005

  • Boyd Sugiki – ESU Glass Blowout
  • Chuck Lopez – ESU Visiting Artist

Exhibitions

2015

  • “Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” CityArts, Wichita, KS

2014

  • “Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezvous Auction,” Ridgway, PA

2012

  • “Newman Regional Health Breast Cancer Benefit Auction,” Emporia Arts Council, Emporia, KS

2009

  • “BFA THESIS EXHIBITION – Tumultuous Past: Glimpses Into The American Dream”
    – Solo Exhibition, Gilson Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “Breaking Through,” Vonfire Gallery at Louisville Glassworks, Louisville KY
  • “Cheers! A Drinking Glass Invitational,” Vonfire Gallery at Louisville Glassworks, Louisville KY
  • “ESU Juried Student Exhibition,” Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “Glass Arts Society Student Exhibition,” Corning NY
  • “Glass Weekend Employee Exhibition,” CGCA at Wheaton Arts, Millville NJ
  • “Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association Member Exhibition,” Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays KS
  • “Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association Material Mastery Exhibition,” Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays KS
  • “Niche Student Awards Finalists Display,” Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia PA

2008

  • “ESU Glass Juried Exhibition,” Millenic Gallery, Kansas City MO
  • “ESU Juried Student Exhibition,” Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “Glass Art Society Student Exhibition,” Portland OR
  • “Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Juried Exhibition,” Birger-Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg KS

2007

  • “ESU Juried Student Exhibition,” Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “ESU Valentine’s Day Invitation Exhibition,” Arts Council, Emporia KS
  • “Glass Arts Society Student Exhibition,” Pittsburgh PA

2006

  • “ESU Glass Juried Exhibition,” Millenic Gallery, Kansas City MO
  • “ESU Juried Student Exhibition,” Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “ESU Valentine’s Day Exhibition,” Norman Eppink Gallery, Emporia KS
  • “Glass Arts Society Student Exhibition,” St. Louis MO
  • “Goblets and Vessels” – Solo Exhibition, JavaCat5 Coffee House, Emporia KS

Skills

Glass:  Blowing, hot-sculpting, kiln/hot casting, fusing, slumping, cold-work/polishing, charging cullet/batch, production work, mold blowing, team glass work

Metal:  MIG/Arc welding, Oxy-Acetylene torch cutting, grinding/polishing, fabrication, metal lathe experience, forging, tap and die cutting, sheet metal work, etc.

Wood:  Joinery, basic framing/carpentry, sanding/finishing, chainsaw carving, power equipment/tools

Instruction: Blow your own program experience, public demonstrations, technical instruction, public talks about glassblowing, educational talks, private lessons

Small Engine Repair: Briggs & Stratton certified Master Service Technician, Husqvarna Gold Level, Stihl Bronze Level, Echo 2-Stroke, Kohler Expert Level, Kohler 4 day Engine Teardown School, Kawasaki 2-Stroke/4-Stroke

Equipment: Refractory work, rebuilds/fabrication, restoration experience, basic gas/piping knowledge, basic electrical, blowers, burners, trouble-shooting, equipment maintenance, welding/other metal fabrication skills.