You may be wondering how Ken got his nickname Spider. Many years ago, a gallery owner displaying Ken's work began calling him Spider-bite as a play on his last name Schneidereit.

Besides Ken being a master glass artist, he is also a classically trained guitarist and has, on occasion, been in various rock and roll bands. It was his band mates who shortened his nick name to Spider and it stuck.

A vital part of both the creative and business team is Ken's wife Sonya. She is currently developing her own voice with glass. She chose the beautiful shirt before seeing the Chihuly chandelier parts - but what a match.