Jim has been blowing glass for over 35 years, beginning as a student at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and continuing his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving an MFA in 1973. Renee also began working with glass as a student at UW-River Falls, receiving a BFA in 1985.   The glass pieces seen here are a culmination of over twenty years of working together.
The following is a partial list of accomplishments:
 
Fellowships/Grants:

1996- Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship and invitation to   show work in a two year, statewide exhibition.

1994- Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Grant & exhibition.
 
Collections/Commissions:
-Northwest Airlines, permanently on display at the Seattle-Tacoma airport.
-St. Paul Heart and Lung Clinic, St. Paul, MN
-Bank of New Richmond, New Richmond, WI
-University of Wisconsin- River Falls
-Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota
-Mandarin Club Restaurant, Eau Claire, WI
-3M, St. Paul, MN
 
Professional Shows/Exhibitions:
2004
-Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C
-Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
-Saint Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO
-American Craft Council, St. Paul, MN
-Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, West Palm Beach, FL
-Glass Invitational, St. Petersburg, FL