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Biography: Jeffrey Spencer

Jeffrey Spencer

Jeffrey Spencer has the distinction of being one of the few people to have apprenticed directly under flameworking pioneer John Burton. Spencer participated in the borosilicate coloring experiments at Pepperdine University in the early 1970s that led to many of the formulas used to create the colored borosilicate glasses that are commercially produced today. After his years at Pepperdine, he pursued his master’s degree in physiology, earned a degree in chiropractic, and began a successful practice which he still has today. Spencer participated in the 1972 Olympics as a bicycle racer and credits his athletic background for his aptitude and tenacity in learning to work with glass. His work is shown in various galleries.