It was in 1998 at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), when I first saw a demonstration of Glass Blowing. A light went on in my heart and I immediately knew this is what I want to do the rest of my life.
At College I was blessed with learning from some of the best glass artists in the country. My Professors, Che Rhodes and Bill Boyson taught me how to create intricate pattern of glass cane (Millefiori Technique) and rolling them onto the surface of the hot vessel. I learned to create the undulating shell-like forms within forms that ultimately formed my skill in creating architectural sculptures.
What more could I want? I live on Maui, the most beautiful island in the world. My studio is a virtual Garden of Eden and source of much of my artistic inspirations.
I am blowing "hot" at Blow Your Mind Studios in Makawao. Give me a call or e-mail if you are feeling that "artistic urge" and I'll give you personal lessons in this the most beautiful of art forms. Work with me a couple of hours and I'll have you blowing your own creations into the world.
If you can imagine it...I can create it
Schaffer Glass Sculpture Studio
(808) 269-8255, (808) 344-1815
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