I started out doing stained glass in the late 90s, took a beginner's beadmaking class in 2001, and I've been hooked on the flame since.<br> I've continued to lampwork on a part-time basis since, and have been working solely with boro since 2003.<br> I can't overstate how generous the other blowers in Austin have been with their time and their knowledge. Joe Blow, Salt, Ivey, M.E., Stoke and Fisher especially. Throw in the massive brain injection that is AGI, and I've been given far more instruction than I'm capable of absorbing :) <br> In 2012, I relocated from Austin to Rhode Island. I'm setting up a studio in my garage there and should resume work in mid-2013.