For me, making Art is the harmony between the philosophical notions of beauty, and the Processes used to create it.
The theme that's intrinsic throughout my work of is the exploration of perception relationships and sensuality using materials which require physically challenging and difficult to master processes that require complex, elaborate and intricate processes, to complete, like glass working, making handmade mechanical devices, or electronics. Exploration of these Processes is the underlying passion that drives my work.
For me, the cold working process is even more cerebral than the Hot shop, with weeks of polishing and surface carving on the same piece. This is another way the process informs my work.
I use glass not as a decorative medium but a sculptural element. For me, Sculpting with glass in its molten and cold forms are a performance art that consists of dialogues with the material and my team. An object can only result at the decisive moment that I decide to stop working. This is one way forming glass is a balance of both physical and mental extremes in the same way as is casting metal or forging Iron. Though I have used one, a Hammer has much more limited use finishing glass.