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Carlos was born and raised in New Orleans where he and his wife, Elizabeth, raised their six children.  He is a graduate of Tulane University’s prestigious glass sculpture program.  Carlos was a cofounder of the New Orleans Creative Glass Institute (NOCGI) and served as its President and CEO from 2008 to 2012. In that capacity he helped oversee NOCGI’s merger with YaYa, Inc. to create the YaYa Art Center in the Central City section of New Orleans. His work has been shown is such cities as New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Seattle and Portland, OR.  He has received grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.  Carlos has been a finalist for the prestigious Niche Awards for glass sculpture, was chosen “Best in Glass” by Art Buzz Collection 2009, and was invited to perform a hot glass sculpting demonstration for the 2009 Glass Art Society conference at the Corning Museum of Glass. Carlos’s work has appeared in many publications including GLASS Quarterly, American Craft Magazine, Art Glass Today 2, and Studio Visit Magazine.


Carlos’ sculpture studio is located at 3915 Baronne Street in New Orleans. Studio visits are available by request. To schedule a visit contact Carlos at 504-442-2387.

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