Providence, RI--Deborah Goldhaft grew up in rural southern New Jersey. During her college years she studied Anthropology as a generalist and afterwards, her interest in people and lifestyles led her to live, travel, and explore overseas. While in Adelaide, South Australia she apprenticed in a hot glass studio and learned glass blowing basics before relocating back to the U.S. In 1981, settling in Seattle, she studied and worked in the production glass community. In 1988 she moved to Vashon Island, WA. Due to the intermittent loss of power there, she set up a sandblasting studio rather than a hot glass furnace. Deborah discovered that the sandblast medium was more suitable for her artistic expression. The Fire & Ice Glass Studio was founded in 1991. In 2004 Deborah moved to Providence and her studio became Fire & Ice Studio/ Deborah Goldhaft Design where she creates Architectural Art Glass for residential and commercial use and Fine Art.