I have been working with glass since 2001, and educated
- Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY
- Diablo Glass and Metal School, Boston, MA
- Worcester Center of Crafts, Worcester, MA
- Private lessons with glass masters Robert Mickelsen,
Christopher Rice, and Brent Graber aka Mr. Smiley, Tim Walsh, and small group lessons with Jeremy Sinkus, John Kobuki, and Margaret Neher.
I work out of my state-of-the-art studio full time, and specialize in Pyrex
hand-blown glass pendants, and marbles, as well as fused glass pendants, earrings, and stamped metal jewelry.
Working with my wife, Roberta, we travel the East Coast presenting
my artwork at approximately 32 art and craft shows a year.
It is a team effort that makes this work for us. We totally
enjoy meeting other artisans as well as all the wonderful
show patrons who get to see me create the blown glass pieces
during my live demonstrations.
The blown glass pendants are created from clear Pyrex glass
tubes and/or rods. Working in front of a large torch, I will
blow the tube and apply my design using different colored
glass rods and different techniques. By imploding the design,
it becomes three dimensional inside the glass. It takes approximately
30 to 60 minutes to complete one pendant.
The fused glass pendants are made with several layers of
Dichroic glass stacked between a base art glass and a clear
glass giving it much depth. These pendants exude vibrant colors
and bear unique character.
For those who are interested in receiving one-on-one classes in flameworking, please e-mail me at Henry@WildFirePendants.com for details. Our studios are located in Bridgton, ME and Somerset, MA,
All of my pendants are personally signed on the back in