Eli began working with glass at 12 years old. In fact, within a couple years he was training as a studio technician. Eli is now teaching the same after school program where he learned to blow glass.
The Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor is where he began this remarkable career. Eli has studied with Master Glass Artisans all over the USA and spent time on Murano Island in Italy. There he studied the ancient techniques of the Venetian Glass artists and how modern techniques and materials can enhance the work. His work is influenced by those experiences and he has taken those age old secrets and come to his own style.