Hey, my name is Michael Stark, and I was born in Vancouver, BC. My interest in glass was piqued when I was about six years old, and my grandmother gave me a big fish bowl filled with various marbles. I was captivated by the motion of colours and optics which glass could produce. At age 15, a friend introduced me to the techniques of lampworking, and the culture of artists who use the pipe as a medium to push an art form. After six years of collecting works, I finally decided to start creating in 2018, and have been paying my dues one piece at a time ever since.