Pete first became inspired to learn the craft of designing and building leaded glass windows from a fellow architect friend who had built one for a house he had designed. Over the next 15 years or so he worked on many gifted projects and occasional commissions, pausing only when his young kids couldn’t stop following him into his workshop. When this pause ended, he learned how to fuse glass in a kiln with the intent of incorporating organic shapes into his leaded glass compositions. Now retired from architecture and focused almost entirely on fusing, he creates his “paintings of glass” using pieces of colored glass, frits and powders. His artistic influences are impressionist paintings and Chinese/Japanese/Korean brush paintings.