×Mosaic: Building the mosaic is the starting point of the glassblowing process and the culmination of a tremendous amount of work and planning. Making the mosaic is the most creative part of the process, where Jeffrey decides on the colors and their placement in the finished piece, resulting in the specific color interactions. Jeffrey creates each element of the mosaic first, using various techniques to make the bands, squares, and patterns that make up the final design.
×Carving/Cold Sculpting: Carving and cold-sculpting takes place after the piece is completely cooled from the glassblowing process. Jeffrey looks for ways to accentuate and distort the color interactions. He uses all manner of grinding and polishing tools to achieve the different patterns and textures.
×Glassblowing Process: The traditional glassblowing process is the interpretive phase of creating Jeffrey’s work. The mosaic is sculpted while hot onto the end of the blowpipe, and from there he proceeds with traditional glassblowing methods to form the piece into an egg, bowl, vase or other kind of sculpture.