Ian works with glass because of its versatility as a medium. Its many inherent qualities allow him a means to express his ideas. The advantages of producing three dimensional glass forms include its transparency and opacity, which allow light to be manipulated through use of color, texture and layering. Glass contains light. Whether it's a solid or hollow form, it can reflect, refract, or even glow. Glass has an uncanny ability to imitate. It lends its plasticity to give the forms a hand-crafted feel.