Born in the summer of 1969 to a paratrooper of the 101st Airborne and a nurse, Brook Forrest White grew up with sports and music, not art, on his mind. It was in college, while he played soccer and pursued a degree in government, that Brook stumbled upon glass art. Under the tutelage of internationally renowned glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell, he discovered a new kind of athleticism and creativity in the hot-glass process. Brooks interest in glass intensified even as his acceptance to law school arrived. While contemplating his future, he spent a year traveling in Europe and the U.S., visiting art galleries, museums, and glass studios.
Brook finally decided to give law school a try, but his term there failed to conquer his love of hot glass. So he returned to his hometown of Danville and started his own studio, Glassbrook. Today Brook is also working as a resident artist at Glassworks, a new collaborative project devoted to the art of glass and headquartered in downtown Louisville.