Paul Counts has been an accomplished glass artist since completing his formal arts education in 1985. He received his B.A. in Glass/Ceramics from Cal State Fullerton University in 1983 followed by his M.A. in glass in 1985 from the same university. After graduating with his degrees from Cal State Fullerton, he worked as a production glass blower for several studios in California. He has continued his studies over the years with several well known national and inernational glass artists including Dick Marquis at Haystack School of Crafts in 1990 and with Lino Tagliapietra in 1991 also at Haystack School of Crafts.