Steve Scherer melts clear and colored glass tubes and rods in a gas-oxygen flame that reaches up to 4600 degree to shape the glass. The shapes are realized by blowing, stretching, adding and removing glass. Different colors are melted together, gradually building the shape as desired. No molds are used to shape the glass.

Steve was introduced to glass craft in 1969 by "Cap" Duewer, a scientific glassblower. Cap and his son David taught Steve how to color glass with various chemicals and instilled an ethic for doing quality work. After completing a degree in Microbiology at the University of Illinois, Steve decided to pursue glasswork full time.

"Lampwork" used to be done in an alcohol lamp with a mouth-powered blowpipe to direct the flame. Steve uses an oxygen-propane torch and borosilicate (Pyrex®) glass to create his intricate glass artwork. He enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and expanding his repertoire.