Michael received his diploma in Product Design from Kent Institute of Art and Design and continued on to the University of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK, where he earned a BA with Honors in Glass. He came to the United States to enter Joel Myers’ graduate program at Illinois State University and received an MFA in 1998. After graduation he designed and built a hotshop for Kokomo Opalescent Glass, where he worked as a studio director, designer, and gaffer until he opened his own studio in October 2007. He is currently in Bloomington, IL creating functional designs and mixed-media sculpture.