Honolulu, Hawaii 1960
Education: University of Hawaii B.S. Architecture, minor Fine
Mortara was first introduced to glass blowing as a student
in high school and has been working with that medium for over
24 years. In 1980, he joined the glass blowing department
at Punahou School as a technical assistant while completing
a degree in Architecture from the University of Hawaii.
years later, he began a shift away from his architectural and
construction endeavors to focus more time on his work in glass.