Gretchen’s GlassAckward division of the studio includes artwork made from kilnforming recycled glass, copper foil stained glass artwork, and functional ceramic ware, sculpture, and pottery.
Gretchen has been firing glass since 2014. All her glass pieces, including stained glass works, are made exclusively with recycled glass. This includes old windows and framing glass, bottle glass, and vintage finds that have passed their lifespan in their original form.
Along with kilnforming glass, Gretchen also works in ceramics. She began her journey in clay by sculpting and creating her own molds to use in her glass work, and this has branched out into an apprenticeship at Dacotah Clayworks in Hebron, North Dakota. Gretchen’s pottery and ceramics are both wheel-thrown and hand built.
See something you like? Contact Gretchen via email for purchasing information. Most items can be shipped, with shipping fees based on exactly what it costs to ship (no shipping upcharges). Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of each piece, purchases are made by contacting us directly.
If an item is no longer available, it is possible that a similar item may be able to be replicated upon request. Every piece is unique unto itself–however, techniques can always be revisited! Visit our GlassAckward Facebook page for more frequently updated new works, specials and online sales, and upcoming events.