Ferenc J. Albert-was born in Hungary in 1931 where he was chosen to receive his education in scientific glassblowing at the Budepest Institute of Technology and he worked at the University until 1956 when he left to come to the USA. He became head of the glassblowing lab at IBM with 18 people working under him. Collectors crave the ability to be able to match antique glass patterns in miniature form. He is a fellow in IGMA and designed the glass parts for Phyllis Tucker, Bruce Phillips, and Scott Hughes for their Chandeliers. He also collaborated with Pete Acquisto and his glassware is made to fit absolutely perfectly in the cast frames that Pete makes. He has worked with lots of artist and I personally love him as a supplier to my shop.