Born on August 4th, 1960 to German immigrants, Bernd began a love of glass at an early age. At the age of 14, he would travel from his home in New Jersey 30 miles by bus to visit and or work part time at a glass company in a small town. There, he learned how to work with glass and realized it could be used as a form of expression.
By the age of 18, Berne began to feel a lack of artistry and craftsmanship in the company where he got his start. Yearning for more, Berne headed to Florida where he started his own glass and mirror company. He realized there was a void for quality reproduction antique glass. Berne taught himself the art of hand beveling, allowing him to create one of a kind antique mirrors. The mirrors are stunning in their quality, and each one is exquisitely hand crafted.
Additionally, Berne has created many pieces of art and donated them the charities for fund raising auctions; Berne’s will be creating a pink ribbon mirror to help raise money for breast cancer research.