Rick Eggert was born in Southampton, New York in 1974. He grew up there and in Vermont, where he began working in glass in 1992. After graduating college his quest for inner growth led him to Tahiti, Moorea, New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand. Rick also spent time working in Korea as an English teacher and in Puerto Rico as the operational manager of an entertainment company in the rain- forest. Rick?s background includes a BFA in Glass Sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York and numerous years working as a technician for various schools and businesses across the eastern United States. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida where he has operated Lotus Design Group, Inc. since 2005. Aside from creating his blown work, Rick makes cast glass and mixed media works as well. In 2014, Rick joined forces with the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts in Lake Worth, Florida to start their glass program and served as their Creative Director and Glass Studio Director until 2018. He has now returned to his studio to focus on creating new work as well as continuing his signature series of glass groupings.