Hugh Jenkins has worked in glass since 1969. He got his first introduction to glass blowing and the Foundry in Honolulu. He brought glass blowing into the Punahou School art department in 1972 and continued to teach there until 1998. During summers and sabbatical leaves, he has also taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Most recently, Hugh has focused on energy efficiency and alternate and sustainable fuels for glass and other fire arts. Today he works on the Big Island, in collaboration with his wife, Stephanie Ross.