Glen has a deep-rooted appreciation for glass art, which started with the glass figurines he received as a child and continues today, as he follows the works of modern glass masters such as Lino Tagliapietra and David Patchen. His own art is influenced by philosophical concepts, from Plato’s search of the absolute truth, to Heidegger’s existential analysis of Dasein. Pursuing harmony, Glen respects molten glass as a being of sublime energy; he seeks to work in unison with it to create art that highlights the intrinsic capabilities of what the glass wants to be.
Glen’s journey in glass blowing began in 2001 in his hometown of San Antonio as a student at the city’s first studio that offered instruction in the art form. There, he advanced from student to instructor and then spent a few years working in production at Garcia Art Glass. In 2009, after years of honing his skill and meeting kindred artists, Glen joined the team in his current studio, Caliente Hot Glass. At this studio, he creates art under his own brand and is also the resident artist and lead instructor. Glen guides the studio’s ethos on authenticity of the art form, community outreach, and education.