Born in Illinois in 1977 Jeff was convinced early on that he would eventually work in the field of  two dimensional art.  It wasn't until his second year at the University of Illinois when Jeff’s curiosity got the best of him and he chose glassblowing instead of graphic design as his major. It was that  curiosity that lead him to earning a BFA in Glass in 2000 and some twenty years later Jeff is now teaching, exhibiting, lecturing, and demonstrating both nationally and internationally at various universities and educational institutions around the world. In 2017 Jeff helped to open up Big Spin Glass Studios in Eugene Oregon where a small collective of glass artists create and innovate with glass in multiple disciplines. Check out Jeff’s CV for upcoming workshops and exhibitions.   

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