Lawrence J. Cimaglio grew up in a modest home with a large family. There, he learned honesty, faith, love and compassion. He received his B.A. from Western Illinois University. He has been a glass artist since 1980 and has focused his efforts in warm and hot glass since 1997. Lawrence has been a guest instructor at Arrowmont(TN), Memphis School of Art and Watkins College of Art and Design as well as Glass Craft Expo (Las Vegas) and numerous venues across the country. He is author of The Art of Glass Fusing and The Finer Points of Glass Fusing. His art is collected in private collections worldwide.