Jeff Benson has over 30 years of experience in the glass industry. He grew up working at his parents’ decorative glass studio in California where they installed applications in many well-known casinos and hotels, along with private residences. He started off cutting glass at age 13, helping out in the shop, and continued learning all aspects of the business over the years. He played a large role in product development for the company.

Calling Texas “home” for the past 20 years, Jeff has worked for other glass companies in the DFW area, as well as having his own company, J & L Glassworks. He and his wife Lynne ran the company together, where they focused on decorative glass projects. This is where he built an over-sized kiln and developed the slumped texture “moon” glass. In 2004 J & L Glassworks brought in Jordan Lively as an employee, and Co-apprentice. After many years of working closely together, and having 10 years of experience of his own now, Jordan has teamed up with Jeff and Lynne again at Designer Glass Specialties.

Some of Jeff’s custom glass work can be found in:

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