After more than 25 years as a painter and sculptor, Steffen finds himself blowing and sculpting glass. While he never expected to work in glass, it has been the next step in a natural evolution. Between heat, gravity, and centrifugal force, glass takes on a life of its own and as the artist, he ends up collaborating with the material, rather than trying to dictate an outcome. Through a lot of experimentation, he developed a process based on colored glass that has been ground to a powder size. Layering these powders and heating and cooling them in specific ways allows him to create these unique, distinctive finishes.