James has been working in glass for over 18 years as a sculptor, educator, equipment builder, consultant and designer. He received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in glass from Tyler School of Art, and a master’s of fine arts degree in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His work experience also includes being master model and mold maker, as well as foundry foreman, for a bronze and aluminum casting company. Today, James resides with his family in Vermont, where he makes sculpture in cast glass and operates a furniture design business with his wife, Justyna. He can be reached via www.glassatelier.com.
I used to think that using glue in your glasswork looked cheap and sloppy. I didn’t realize how important it would be to join glass to other materials, or to connect two glass forms that would be impossible to fuse hot.