After sixteen years Michael has just retired from his teaching post at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Glass Program having been granted the title of Professor Emeritus. Previous to that he taught at the Aichi University of Education’s Glass Program in Japan for eleven years. Currently Michael has accepted a position as Professor at the Latvian Art Academy in Riga, Latvia where he will teach for six months out of the year from now on. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of North Lands Creative in Lybster, Scotland.
Travel is an important aspect of Michael’s research and aesthetic. Recent trips have taken Michael to Scotland, Italy, Latvia, Czech Republic, Japan, China and Mexico. Of interest are ideas revolving around metaphor, impermanence, ephemerality and the transitory nature of life. When not traveling Michael works in his studio in Upstate New York. And when not working in his studio he can often be found in a boat on Keuka Lake.Back