Rick has been working with glass since 1976, when he started learning the craft of stained glass in Tampa. After ten years of window making, he branched off to create lighting and sculptural work. This shift was accompanied with learning to blow glass and create glasswork with a kiln while also becoming proficient in woodworking and metalcraft.
In the mid 1990s, Rick moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he continued his work and was involved in the arts community there. This is also where he met his wife. They were married in 2007, and in 2009, he moved to Peoria.
Rick continues to work in all forms of glass, and frequently collaborates with other artists in and out of the area.