Since taking his first gather of glass in the fall of 2001, Zac has been practicing the craft as well as teaching others all over the world. Beginning his career in Cleveland Ohio, Zac had his ‘baptism by fire’ at Superior Hot Glass. In these fertile grounds a foundation was laid so Zac could acquire and hone the skills necessary to become a master gaffer. The following years he practiced what he learned from the local glass masters and attended workshops at various trade schools like Penland School of Crafts. His continued artistic pursuits have led him to work for Corning Museum of Glass, teach glass blowing in Taiwan, and travel throughout Europe and the Caribbean. The last 2 years he has been in South Florida helping to build the glass community and create new works. Recently he has returned home to be the Technical Specialist position in the glass department at Cleveland Institute of Art and founder of mobile glassblowing studio Hot Spot Glassworks.