Paul Counts’ passion for glass started when he was introduced to glassblowing in 1978. Counts observed a master glassblower at work and decided right then that he wanted to pursue a professional career in glassblowing. Counts studied under Prof. Dick Marquis and Prof. Lino Taliapiatra at the Haystack School of Crafts summer workshop from 1990 into 1991. Counts then became a production glassblower in several California studios from 1984 to 1985 honing his skills. He currently resides in San Marcos, California where he has a studio.