Ben got his start with glass art in late 2006 when he began a 2-½ year apprenticeship with Dan Neff. As the apprenticeship progressed, Ben began to learn how to make beads, marbles, and small sculptures. In summer of 2009, Ben had enough knowledge to branch out on his own. He has been blowing glass full-time ever since. He has since taken classes from a wide variety of different instructors to study marbles, sculptures, and hollow vessels.