Biography: Mike Plane
Born in Durban, South Africa, Mike Plane moved with his family to Australia, then to rural Pennsylvania a few years later. He began experimenting with glass in 1994, while he was working as a chef in Vermont. In 1998, Plane began an 18-month apprenticeship with Gallager, learning off-hand glass while maintaining his flameworking studio. He is now facility director at the Eugene (Oregon) Glass School.