He is known as a genius of glass sculpting. Ramon Orlina graduated as an architect from the University of Santo Tomas. He went from designing houses to becoming a well-known artisan of glass sculpting. The fact that he was self taught with hardly any predecessor, mentor, or influence makes him a truly brilliant innovator. He was the first to carve out blocks of glass using the cold method, cutting, grinding, and polishing his art with improvised tools. His work has garnered awards, gained international acclaim, and his masterpieces place him among the masters Dale Chihuly and Bertil Vallien.