Hello! I’m Coral, maybe you already know that, and if you don't then let me answer the obvious first question, yes it's my real name, and it's what initially drew me in to create ocean inspired art.
I had my first experience behind the torch melting glass while still working as a YouTuber in the cannabis industry. I had been offered a beginning series of classes at Revere Glass in Berkeley, California and I loved the challenge that torch work brought. Since that day in July 2013 I’ve studied under or worked with other incredible artists across the United States and around the world, and I still love the challenges glass brings every day.
I left the cannabis and influencer industries in 2018 and I decided to start waitressing a couple days a week at my favorite breakfast restaurant, Zachary's, which I definitely invite everyone to check out when in Santa Cruz!
When I’m not slinging pancakes and waffles I go across the street and get behind my torch in the shop space at Pipe Line, a head shop that’s been in Santa Cruz for FORTY YEARS! I grew up watching artists work in this space and now it's my turn to inspire others as they walk by on Pacific Avenue.
I’ve gotten so much joy from connecting with my roots again and focusing on art, I even had my first four non-cannabis event booths 2018! I have a lot in mind for 2019, so thank you for your orders and for encouraging this path behind the flame!