Mark has been working with glass as an engineering material and an artistic medium for over 15 years. His initial artistic experiences with glass shaping at RIT led to cultivating a career as a glass scientist. He received a PhD in glass science and a BFA in glass art from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. After an introduction to neon in 2002 his work became significantly neon and light based with luminous sculpture that explores time, space, duration, motion, and alteration.
He has taught neon classes at Pilchuck Glass School, Brooklyn Glass, and Urban Glass and also had a decade of experience helping artists learn neon techniques at Alfred. Philadelphia is his home base where he designs glass compositions for silver pastes in high efficiency silicon solar cells.