Sam Lawrence began working with glass over 10 years ago. As a senior in high school he watched a glass blowing demonstration in Venice, Italy, and knew thatís what he wanted to study. Sam immediately took a bead making course and was instantly hooked. He went to art school with the intention of focusing on glass blowing. When he had just started his sophomore year, he sustained a traumatic brain injury in a skateboarding accident. He was in a coma for 6 weeks and spent many months focusing on his rehabilitation. Through Samís persistence and determination he was able to physically return to his torch where he continues to make beautiful art out of glass.