When my sister Caro
got into ceramics, it inspired me to also do something with my hands, so
I took up glassblowing. I took a lot of week-end classes at Espace
Verre in Montreal, taught by the flamboyant
Laura Donefer. I also took intensive summer classes at the Studio
at the Corning Museum of Glass (NY)
School of Craft (NC) (great), and
Deer College (Alberta) (great) from
Jeff Holmwood and Darren Peterson, two fine Canadian gentlemen. Fig of
Studios (Pittsburgh, PA) hosted me
for a week and taught me a lot; he's one dedicated teacher and a very generous
man. Hot shops where you might find me are: Espace
Verre in Montreal, Diablo
Glass and Metal (a great new hot shop
with lots of friendly people) in Mission Hill (Boston), and Avon Place
Glass in North Cambridge. These days I'm blowing with Steve Falbo.
I plan on posting more photos of my favorite
pieces. Hot shop action snapshots too.
just bought a film scanner. I was hoping to get a Nikon Coolscan ED-IV
but they're impossible to get, so I opted for a CanoScan FS4000US instead.
My brother Ben
(the chief photographer in the family) told me I would do fine with a much
cheaper flatbed scanner if wanted to publish photos on the web. But I also
want to print them on a photo-quality printer. This way I can shoot slides,
which I like much better than color negatives, and also have prints of
them, i.e. I can have my cake and eat it too. With slide film the colors
are more vivid, and more contrasted, partly because negative color film
has a pinkish mask over it, so that it can never record a totally transparent
area, whereas slides can record totally dark to totally transparent/white).
See my collection of scanned photos (edited
with Adobe Photoshop LE.)
I like to dance the Swing. A great place to find
out where to swing dance in Boston is www.havetodance.com.