Aric is an artist, designer, and educator who is interested in the dialogue between factory and studio environments. He worked as a Gaffer at Steuben Glass, received his MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University, and created designs for the Danish glass company Holmegaard. Currently, Aric is the head of the glass department at Salisbury University in Maryland.

“ In the Igneous series, I am interested in subverting the traditional glassmaking techniques that I have spent a lifetime learning and finding ways to make engaging objects through naïve processes. Each of these vessels is blown before it is smashed, bent, flexed and folded in order to give each piece it’s unique form.”