Originally from Boston, Craig Sheehan began working with glass in North Carolina as a lampworker, using open flame torches making beads and small glass pendants. The torch work was fun and exciting but eventually his desire to create bigger more functional glass work led him into the world of glass fusing. With fusing, sheets of glass are layered together, which are then fired to around 1500F in the kiln. It sometimes takes three to four firings over the course of four to five days before Craig can achieve his shape and design. The process also includes several days of coldworking to smooth, shape, and polish the piece to give it a finished look. He is constantly seeking to learn, master, and try new techniques, and glass as a medium offers many challenges and avenues to explore. Even though he has been practicing glass work for over five years now, Craig still feels like he is just beginning.