Like the great masters of the art world, when glass artist Barry Entner gives birth to an idea, he immediately opens his sketchbook. He draws every detail of each concept, making deliberate creative decisions about color, shape, size, and the role each element will play in its space. Before sculpting, Entner experiments with the concepts by creating new pieces that align with his sketch, figuring out what process will make each aspect come together, and then planning for other components that will support the overall project’s success. Sometimes that means developing new methods or building new tools; with a mind as open as the glass is malleable, Entner blends his intuitive aesthetic sense with the vision of each client. His sketchbooks capture all that makes Entner a true craftsman, and serve as the foundation upon which he builds every masterpiece.