Tim Yardic is a self-taught artist. He was born in 1958 in Yuma, Arizona into a Park Service family. Always living in National Parks during his childhood years, Tim developed an appreciation of his majestic surroundings and the artistry which it represents. Tim began his artistic career through the lens of a camera and throughout his lifetime has dabbled in many things that allowed him to fulfill his creative needs, from painting and ceramics to home remodeling and landscaping, and finally into his passion of working with glass. Tim first became involved with using glass as an art form in 1991. It was a means of escape from a stressful fulltime career in Law Enforcement. Spending hours working with glass took his mind to different places and allowed him to fulfill a fascination that he has long held with glass. After completing a 29 year career in Law Enforcement, Tim is now a professional artist fulltime. In 2009 Tim took his first glass fusing class and that same year opened a small art glass studio and retail supply store, The Glass Hole, located in Reno, Nevada. Hooked on warm glass, Tim continued classes with internationally recognized kiln-formed glass artists and has spent many hours studying, reading and experimenting with kiln-formed glass. In 2013, Tim closed his retail store so that he could more fully concentrate on his own art. He and his wife, Karyn, and their French Bulldog, Buddy, moved to Pollock Pines, California where Tim has a studio just steps from the back door of his house. Tim has completed a number of series of different works, continuing to experiment and find his direction. With all of his work, he tries to bring to others the same fascination that he has with glass, by the colored light that it creates, by its flow, by its shared strength and fragility and by its endless artistic options.