One of James's principal interests is upcycling. Upcycling is a form of eco-design born from the concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle. James recovers used wine, liquor, and champagne bottles and transforms them into beautiful accents to modern living. By using the bottle instead of raw glass he is able to cut down his (and your) carbon foot print by half in the creation of these pieces.
Teaching is a important component of the different ways that James works with glass. Because of the varied techniques James uses to work with glass, his students have many options for learning to work with the material. He has helped his students accomplish many different goals from something as simple as making a cup to something as difficult as developing their voice in glass.
James also makes custom work. He has done lighting restoration projects, fabricated custom stemware, and cold worked and finished pieces.