He did his learning at a huge facility called Urban Glass, near his home in Brooklyn, where he took courses and watched the artists at work. He's since made vases, bowls, glasses and neon pieces, such as the one seen here, which has been adapted as the 2000strong official background art, seen on the company's reels and promotional mailings. It's not lit because it's unfinished. Tozzi, 30, describes the untitled piece simply as "neon tubulation. The four pluses are the logo of the company, so I wanted to make the logo in neon. But it was never turned into a functional piece."
Tozzi has given his glasswork to friends as gifts, and he's toying with the idea of making custom lamps. "Once you learn the basics, you're capable of doing any form you like," he says. "It's just a matter of how complicated you want to get." Yet no matter how complex a piece becomes, glassblowing remains fundamentally simple. "It's nothing more than heat, gravity and time," says