Artist

In my 33 years working with Glass, I’ve meet many collectors that have been truly interested in the trajectory of my career. It may come in the form of purchasing artwork, support for a project or just honest conversation. It’s impossible for me to pinpoint one specific event or person that changed every thing for .....

In my 33 years working with Glass, I’ve meet many collectors that have been truly interested in the trajectory of my career. It may come in the form of purchasing artwork, support for a project or just honest conversation. It’s impossible for me to pinpoint one specific event or person that changed every thing for me so I will mention a few pivotal people. One of the first impactful collectors and now accomplished Artist was Steve Klein. We meet at Pilchuck Glass School in the mid-nineties. His passion for the material was similar to that of my own. He went from big business to Artist overnight and has impacted the Glass movement in many positive ways.

During Graduate School at the University of Illinois, there were a few important people that stood out. Stanley Cukay has been one of my biggest supporters. A Chicago native, he is a self-made success story with a Blue Collar work ethic. It’s something that I respect and apply daily in my own life. He continues to be a great friend and is genuinely interested in my success. Joy Thornton-Walter and Jon Walter were there in the early days of Graduate school as well. They are very important contributors to the success of the Contemporary Glass scene in Chicago, Their kindness and passion for Art and life continues to be inspiring. Finally, Indianapolis based Linda and Zeke Friedlander have been extremely generous is many ways. They sponsored the now infamous “Chat and Chew food truck which has been featured at SOFA Chicago in 2018 and 2019. It could not have happened without their support. Linda and Zeke have become more like family. They have a strong, personal foundation based on honesty and love. I feel honored to be in their circle.

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020