Born in Tacoma in 1941, graduated in 1965 at Washington University in Interior Design. He was awarded a student's grant at Fullbright Fellowship in 1968 and moved to Murano. At Venini & Co. He went deeply into glassmaking tecniques. We went back to U.S.A. in 1970, wherehe was awarded a lot of international successes. In 1971 in Seattle established a specialisation school: the Pilchuck Glass School. Personal shows of his works has been held by specialised galleries and museums throughout the world. In 1988, inspired by 30s glassware, he executed the famous "Venetians" series together with the famous master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra. He is one of the greatest living artists.