Thank you for stopping by my virtual glass studio here on the worlds biggest newspaper. I closed my studio, High Tide Glass Studio in October of 16′ and created a more private studio away from the hustle and bustle of the boulevards traffic.
On my page you’ll be able to find most everything I do, teach and create. You can also find out what I’m involved in and where I might be heading next for a show or craft fair. If you are ever close to Myrtle Beach, S.C. I hope you’ll call & stop in. Maybe learn a thing or two about melting glass or watch as a glass object is being created. If your a visiting glass artist I have a spot with quick disconnects and you should know that to collaborate is to live! 8)
I’ve been blowing glass now 20 years with 13 of those teaching over 150 future glass artists. If you have any interest whatsoever in melting glass on a torch (Lampworking) please visit my Classes page. I have fast 1 hour classes (Make &Take) to “test the water” making a pendant, marble or something manageable. I teach as if I’m planting a seed in a future glass artist. I’ve taught over 150 students and only 3 really dug in while many touch the flame here and there. It is very important to have a first class that not only lets you melt but teaches you about flame chemistry and color composition. Knowing ones tools and materials is a very critical key to this craft. You can do a search on Google for High Tide Glass Studio, my old studio on the boulevard, for some reviews. Also my Facebook page Samson Glass has reviews. I am blessed to be able and love to teach, it’s a solid passion of mine fosho!
Something I’ve been doing for the past 6 years is taking ashes, both family and our furbies, and create memorial glass keepsakes. This is something close to my heart and it is a huge honor to be entrusted in such a way. Please visit my Memorial page for more info and please don’t hesitate to call to discuss. I do have a shop but it’s not something I keep very stocked. I do have a couple items that I am known for doing and are created on demand so they’ll always be fresh 8) Should you ever have something in that brain needing to escape surrounding glass give me a call and we’ll discuss. I absolutely love doing custom work of any kind within my skill set.
Please have a look around, any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.