Ben Burton began his adventure into the glass world in January of 1999, on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, with a simple apprenticeship making pendants and small functional vessels. Along with the teachings of his mentor and the advice of many friends and colleagues also involved in glass, Ben's abilities to manipulate the medium increased quickly! Ben was lucky enough to take a workshop with master artist Robert Mickelsen in 2002, which opened up new worlds of possibilities! From there, it was onward and upward. With the constant support of his family, Ben was able to take an extended trip to Murano, in Venice, Italy, where he studied with world renowned maestro Lucio Bubacco in his studio. This experience was yet another eye-opener and creativity spurted from there! Upon returning to Hawaii, Ben couldn't help but continue following his passion for glass influenced by the beauty of the natural world around him! Since then he has traveled around the United States working with many other extremely talented artists, and has also traveled back to Murano, to work at the Scuola Del Vetro Abate Zanetti as Lucio's TA.
Ben has recently moved from the Islands back to the Mainland to help further his career and to help promote his artwork. Not sure where to live and re-settle, Ben has been traveling around the country working with high caliber artists, creating magnificent collaborative works as well as his own!! Keep your eyes pealed for new and exciting pieces from Ben!
Although involved with glass for Over a decade, Ben believes the adventure is only beginning! Thank you for your support as well as taking the time to look at his work!