Eli began working with glass at a very young age…in fact he is still very young, but at 24 years old he is already an accomplished and mature glass artist.
The Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor is where he began this remarkable career. Eli has studied with Master Glass Artisans all over the USA and spent lengthy time on Murano Island in Italy. There he studied the ancient techniques of the Venetian Glass artists and how modern techniques and materials can enhance the work. His work is influenced by those experiences and he has taken those age old secrets and come to his own style.
ELI WAS RECENTLY AWARDED THE TACKETT FAMILY AWARD.