Starting as a collector, Lawrence’s fascination with glass drove him to build his own backyard “hot glass” studio in 1982. He taught himself to blow glass, an ongoing process, which eventually led him to enroll in the Pilchuk Glass School. In 1987 he was juried into the 20th anniversary Master’s class taught by Dale Chihuli and Lino Tagliapietra.
This award winning glass blower works in the free form Venetian style made fa...
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.