John has been blowing glass since 1990 when he took an elective class during his senior year of college. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts (in Philadelphia). He then went on to study glass in Paris, France with Xavier DeMirbeck and Xavier Carrere; in Corning, NY and at Pilchuck in Seattle, WA. John continues to learn and take classes at every opportunity. He has been blowing glass full time since 2003.