Andrew has been an artist all his life. Raised by parents involved in the arts, he was introduced to ceramics & glass at an early age. He began making & marketing his first beads of polymer clay at the age of 14 and discovered his love for glass when he moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University in 1997, graduating from Loyola in 2001 with a B.A. in Communications & Visual Arts. Shortly after moving to New Orleans he enrolled himself in glassblowing classes at the New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studios, one of the largest non-profit educational facilities dedicated primarily to glass art in the South.
Though predominately self-taught in glass, he has received numerous scholarships to prestigious centers such as Penland School of Crafts, in Spruce Pines, NC, & The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Andrew has studied with some of the top artists of his field & served on the faculty of the New Orleans School of Glass for 10 years.
Andrew works out of his own studio and teaches through Yaya Creative Glass, in Mid-City. Andrew’s style & technique are very much his own, allowing him to create unique sculptural & functional art.