Paul and Sam Bevilacqua began blowing glass in the fall of 2006. Sam was a 13 year old junior high student and Paul, an anesthesiologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then the two have studied glassblowing in Oklahoma, Oregon, New York, and Murano, Italy.
In the spring of 2007 Sam and Paul began construction of the Acqua Glass studio. Much of the equipment was made on site by the father/son team. In October 2007 the studio was opened and now provides hours of fun and creativity for the Paul, Sam, Anne, (chief assistant & mom) and their glassblowing friends. Sam has received multiple awards for his glass, including one in 2011 at Carnegie Hall.Their work is in multiple galleries and frequently involved in art shows.