There is something both dramatic and dynamic about the manipulation of a molten mass of glass, such that the process has almost as much appeal for me as does the product.   Hot glass is a medium in constant motion, where balance, timing, and rhythm are the essential tools in the process.  Once you start, you can’t stop until it’s done, and after more than twenty years in glass, I’ve conceded that it is the glass that is really in control, as much as I would like to think otherwise.

My work is successful if the people whose lives it becomes a part of derives some satisfaction from it’s beauty and a sense of mystery as to how it evolved.

MICHAEL MORTARA