About Me

about me

Born in the Sunset district of San Francisco in 1950, I spent my first four years playing in the streets and on the beach.  In 1954 my parents wanted better educational and living conditions for the family and moved to Palo Alto, Ca.  I went through the Palo Alto school system, graduating in 1968 from Palo Alto High.

I have lived in Ben Lomond in the 70’s and in Tahoma, on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. In 1984 I moved to the Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz County with my wife to be (Heidi) and lived there for 30+ years.  Recently we decided to settle in a older quiet neighborhood of Sedona, AZ.

My interest in art came in 1968 while watching a program on KQED, the local PBS station. The program was on glass blowing and solid glass rod sculpture. I was amazed.  Reading up on glass blowing it was months before I tried my first project. I continued to develop my skills over the years with an oxygen/propane torch using solid glass rod and tubes.  For my college education I chose private lessons in glass blowing and sculpture at Allied Arts in Menlo Park, Ca.

I applied myself and actually began selling some of my sculptures and mobiles to make rent, at the San Jose Flea Market and Mobilia in downtown Palo Alto.  At a fair in San Mateo I received an award for outstanding exhibit.  It was not long before I realized I could not support a family and I went on to other professions.  These included managing a business, condo manager and a general contractor.

Since retiring, I have decided to apply some of my construction knowledge and my passion for art sculpture.  On these pages and blog posts, you will see how my application of plumbing, electricity and art have melded together into Pleasure Point Copper Works.

Please enjoy yourselves.


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