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During recovery from an almost life ending accident that resulted in the loss of the use of one eye and a half my face crushed while production supervisor at Spectrum Glass it was suggested I look into the glass texturing process commonly called “glue chipping” It was believed for some reason that it wasn't possible to do in the Pacific Northwest.
While investigating the “glue chipping” process it became evident that this process which had been in use for over 150 years without significant change was open to serious manipulation.
It took close to two years of experiments to produce the first texture, Tsunami. From Tsunami came Seafoam then the Ocean texture and finally Onami cold sculpted glass.
And the most recent texture, Riku developed for Mr Koichi Nishimura of Nishimura LTD.
United States Coast Guard
Honorable discharge 1st. class (E6) Bosun mate USCG
search & rescue coordinator
boating safety officer
small boat coxswain and OIC
Graduate Burnley School of Art
3 years Frye Art Museum juried show
awards in both print and painting categories
3 years Bellevue juried art show
print and painting - categories
Author of Peter the Flying Bird and A Tarnished Knight
Production supervisor Spectrum Glass
1st Spectrum employee
furnace rebuilds and repairs
supervised batch room and 28 man production crews
developing production and furnace
operating procedures and product development
during the first 7 years of Spectrum Glass
Developer of the surface sculpting glass texturing process