Artist/Designer/Maker, working in Glass, since 1973; Professor Emeritus Cleveland Institute of Art

Professional Highlights

  • 1973 to 2014
    Professor and Head of the Glass Department, Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH
  • 2014
    Lecture and Workshops at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL (multiple years)
  • 2013
    Jurors Award at 41st Habatat International Invitational, Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI • Award for Outstanding Achievement, Ohio Designer Craftsment • Sabbatical Leave to conduct artistic research and continued development of the Matrix Series • Published in Studio Glass in America: A 50 Year Journey by Ferdinand Hampson, Shiffer Press
  • 2012
    Exhibition and Lectures, Akron Art Museum in Akron, OH
  • 2011
    Creative Workforce Fellowship, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cuyahoga Co, OH
  • 2010
    Lecture Workshop, University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL
  • 2008
    Awarded the Viktor Schreckengost Teaching Award, Cleveland Institute of Art • Lecture and Workshops at Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA
  • 2005
    Sabbatical Leave, Cleveland Institute of Art for artistic research and development • Lectures and Workshops at California Polytechnic Institute in San Louis Obispo, CA and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL
  • 2003
    Workshop Leader, Niijima International Glass Art Festival in Niijima and Tokyo, Japan
  • 2000
    Workshop on Furnace Construction at University of Miami, FL
  • 1998
    Workshops in Glass Blowing and Glass Casting at the International Glass Art Society Conference in Seto, Japan. Two-week workshop in glass working sponsored by the Glass Art Association of Taiwan in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990
    Selected as Head of Glass Department at Aichi University of Education in Kariya, Japan; served 18 months and was responsible for building studio, curriculum design and implementation and teaching the first glass program in a national university in Japan

Recent Acquisitions

  • 2015
    Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA
  • 2012
    Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2010
    Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH
  • 2008
    Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI • With the Rolland Collection exhibited and acquired by the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM
  • 2007
    With the Farago Collection acquired by the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA
  • 2006
    Toledo Museum of Art (two works) in Toledo, OH • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, DC
  • 2003
    Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan • Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA


  • M.F.A.
    Glass Art, Ceramic Sculpture Minor, State University of New York, College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, 1973
  • B.A.
    Ceramic Art, Glass Concentration, San Jose State University in San Jose, CA, 1971
  • A.A.
    General Studies, Engineering Emphasis, Modesto Junior College in Modesto, CA, 1967

Permanent Collections

  • American Glass Museum, Millville, New Jersey
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
  • Birmingham Museum of Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Bergstrom Mahler Art Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Butler institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio
  • Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
  • First Contemporary Glass Museum, Alcorcon (Madrid), Spain
  • First Union Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Akron, OH
  • Hickory Museum of Art, NC
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Hokaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan
  • Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
  • McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois
  • Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
  • Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
  • Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum, Niijima, Tokyo, Japan
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • North Carolina State Museum of Art, NC
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Shaw Walker Corporation, Muskegon, Michigan
  • Southern Ohio Electric Company, Columbus, OH
  • The Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art, NM
  • The Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, Toledo OH
  • The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah GA.
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Texas