The first time I had the privilege of working the Maestro Elio Quarisa was in 2000 at San Bernardino Valley College. I was amazed by the how easy he made it looked when he worked with the glass. His movement were so pure and true. His passion was infectious and he was eager to share the ways of venetian glassblowing. Elio returned to San Bernardino Ca. often over the years and each time I had the chance to work with him on many occasions and the opportunity to assist Elio with lots of goblets. Its because of Elio I have a thing for goblets. Elio taught me a lot about glassblowing and about life. He inspired me to put all my passion, heart, and body to my glass and to cherish every moment in the glass studio like it was my last.