While studying at Hamilton College in Upstate New York, the discovery of some intriguing glass fragments in a studio influenced Josh Simpson to shift his attention to glass. Knowing nothing about the medium, he resolved to teach himself, a solution very much in the spirit of the 1970s. Simpson then began a journey to the Vermont woods, where he survived the cold winters in a hand-sewn teepee and learned to blow glass in a primative, hand-built studio. Now Josh Simpson is one of the most accomplished glass blowers currently working. When speaking of his inspiration: "I create objects that explore my questions. I hope to inspire viewers to ask their own."