Born in Canton, Ohio, Ink studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he became an assistant to Harvey Littleton and Eric Rudans.  He currently resides in Vienna, Austria. 

Ink was honored with the Bavarian Government Award and the International renowned Coburg Award and is founder of the Studio Glass Group Austria , heading the Glass Studio Franzensbad.

A book of his work was published in 1990 with text by Ulrich Pietsch and Harvey Littleton.

Judith Millers book 20th Century Glass also features Ink's work.