• Meet Mr. Book

    I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA.  I am a 1990 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and a 1995 graduate of Penn State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with a concentration in sculpture and a minor in Business.

    After completing my studies at Penn State, I moved to San Jose, California where I worked for a graphic design company designing and manufacturing signs. Three years later I moved back to PA where I worked as a custom woodworker in a small furniture company for the next 8 years. During that time, I decided to return to school and take classes at Millersville University to earn my teaching certification in Art Education, which I completed in the spring of 2006. I served as the Middle School and High School Art Teacher from the fall of 2006 to the spring of 2014.  Since 2014, I have been teaching onely high school art class

    In 2015 I earned my Masters in Art Education at Messiah College.  During that time I was exposed to barrel firing pottery.  Over the last several years I have explored this firing technique more on my own and have created my own business named Vessels of Light.  I use this alternative firing technique in creating unique LED lamps.  I have been selling these pieces at various art shows around the central Pennsylvania area.  You can see my lamp creations at vesselsoflightbytedbook on Facebook or at vesselsoflight.net.

    My wife Gina and I have been married since July 2003 and reside in Millersburg with our sons Kyle and Kadin and our daughter Kenna. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and games. I also enjoy working with many different types of media in creating my own art.
     Some pictures of my family!
    Family Beach  
    Gateway Arch
    Bryce Canyon
    golden gate
Last Modified on August 18, 2021