Andrew has been an artist all his life. Raised by parents involved in the arts, he was introduced to ceramics & glass at an early age. He began making & marketing his first beads of polymer clay at the age of 14 and discovered his love for glass when he moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University in 1997. Shortly after moving there he enrolled himself in glassblowing classes at the New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studio.
Though predominately self-taught in glass, he has received numerous scholarships to prestigious centers such as Penland School of Crafts & The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. Andrew has studied with some of the top artists of his field & served on the faculty of the New Orleans School of Glass for over 10 years.
Andrew currently shows and works out of his own studio and at art shows and through various galleries around the USA. Through both teaching and creating art full time he has devoted himself to the exploration of glass for the past twenty years. Andrew’s style & technique are very much his own, allowing him to create unique sculptural & functional art.
Intro to Sculpting bird/branch theme – Out on A (Glass) Limb
In this class students will be working with borosilicate glass learning the basics of sculpting with the glass on a torch. We will start with birds and small animals. We will cover topics like flame chemistry and torch basics and the differences between borosilicate and soda-lime glasses. Then, we will discuss making strong welds and make a small assembled sculpture by the end of the day.