I have twenty two years experience working in the glass industry working as an assistant, a gaffer, a shop technician, an instructor, a shop coordinator and as a glass program director. I have experience with Photoshop, Excel , Illustrator and In Design.
Self Employed Artist, Joe Hobbs Glass, Pensacola,Florida 2015-Present
Hot Shop Manager, Wimberley Glassworks, San Marcos, Texas 2013-2015
Managed,gaffed and designed production glass for Wimberley Glassworks. Managed 3 glassblowers and scheduled charging and ordering materials and color.
Exhibitions Coordinator/Facilities Manager, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama 2010-2013
Installation and de-installation of all exhibits. Organization of maintenance of 48,000 square foot facility.
Resident Artist/Instructor, The Hot Shop at the Orange Beach Arts Center, Orange Beach , Alabama, 2009- 2010
Developed product lines for the gallery, taught glassblowing classes and conducted demonstrations.
Glass Technician and Instructor, Belmont Art Center/First City Art Center, Pensacola, Florida, 2001-2009
I built and maintained the glass equipment , facilitated shop rentals and taught classes. I have also developed the glass program from the concept eight years ago to a now fully sustainable enterprise.
Wood Shop Technician, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, 2008-2009
Maintenance of equipment and monitoring the use of wood and metal shops by students.
Visiting Artist/Instructor, Fusion Art Glass, Seaside, FL. Summer 2007
Taught glassblowing classes and conducted demonstrations.
Flat Shop Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. 2006
Supervision of Flat Shop and kiln studios. Assembling flameworking torches and ramping kilns. Providing a safe and educational environment.
Gaffer, Karg Glassworks, Douglasville, GA. 2000-2001
Production of glass sculpture, so;id and blown, including coldworking. Mixing and charging batch and colored glass.
Assistant, Bacchus Glass, Sonoma, CA. 1996
Assisted in fabrication of hand blown art glass. Assisted in the fabrication of glassblowing equipment.
University of West Florida, Bachelor of Fine Art ,Pensacola, Florida 2010
Pensacola Junior College, Associates in Art, Pensacola , Florida, 2008
The Plasticity of Glass, instructed by Ross Richmond, Appalachian Center of Craft, Smithville, TN. 2007
Goblets and Hot Sculpting, instructed by James Mongrain and John Christie, New Orleans school of Glassblowing, New Orleans, LA. 2004
Pilchuck Glass School, Workshop with Pino Signoretto, Stanwood, Washington, 2004
California College of Art, Oakland, CA. 1994-95
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence , RI, 1993-94
Monterey High School , Monterey, CA. 1989-1993