I have always been an active artist. Whether it is drawing, painting, beading, writing, cooking or photography. I love physical and mental challenges thru art. When I was introduced to glass blowing I immediately knew this was for me. I found a challenging and physical art form. Glass blowing is like no other medium. Molten glass is always fluid and moving, then suddenly cold and wanting to break. Mental awareness and finesse are always at play along with dedication and determination.
I was introduced to glass blowing in 1996, in Teton Valley Idaho. After I took a workshop at Heron Glass I wanted to learn more. I enrolled at Penland School of Craft, in North Carolina to hone my skills. I studied under Richard Jolley, Tom Philabaum and Laura Donefer. I then returned to Teton Valley to work for Heron Glass for the next ten years. During this time I have also worked with artists in Southern and Northern California.
Glass is my passion! There are so many ways to work the material; when it’s cold, molten, warm, broken or recycled. Glass can be transformed in many ways.
1998 Lauri Thal, Jackson, WY. cold work
1998-2003 Heron Glass, Ralph Mossman & Mary Mullaney Driggs, Id. Assist and cold work.
2003-2004 Established Stover Glass.
2004-2005 Stover Glass exhibited at numerous retail craft shows throughout western states. Worked at Heron Glass, Driggs, Id. Assist, Gaffer and cold work.
2005-2006 Black Sheep Glass, Thermon Statom, Paul Counts, Lowery’s Hot Glass, Stone and Glass, San Diego County, Ca. Glass Assistant. Stover Glass retail shows.
2006-2007 Heron Glass, Driggs, Id. Assist, Gaffer and cold work. Stover Glass retail shows.
2008 Winter of 08 Paul and Marsha Blaker DeSomma Santa Cruz, Ca. Assistant and cold work. Dean Benson at Public Glass SF, Ca. Assistant. Spring 08 Heron Glass, Driggs, Id. Assist, Gaffer and cold work. Fall 08 Blaker DeSomma Glass, Santa Cruz, Ca. Assist and cold work. Winter: 08 Heron Glass, Driggs, Id. Assist and Gaffer.
2009 Winter: Blaker DeSomma Glass, Santa Cruz, Ca. Assist and cold work. Magic Sands Glass, Peter Vizzusi, Aptos, Ca. Assist.
April 1st: Moved to Boise, Id.. Stover Glass is working out of Lisa Tate’s glass shop. Retail craft shows throughout western states.