Born 1982 on a small island in the Pacific Northwest Raven grew up in a rural setting. Spending time on the water, and exploring his surroundings instilled a reverence for the natural world. Raven started blowing glass in high school, and worked with Karen Willinbrink-Johnsen on the William Morris team after graduating. His upbringing informs the work he makes today, and he strives to offer glimpse of the natural beauty that is his inspiration to the viewer, through his life like creations.
Raven continues to reside in the Pacific Northwest, where he makes is work in his private studio that he shares with His wife, and fellow glass artist Kelly O'Dell.