Gretchen’s GlassAckward division of the studio includes artwork made from kilnforming recycled glass, handmade pottery, sculpture, and copper foil stained glass artwork.
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.
Our retail location is now open, at 811 1/2 Main Ave, Hebron, North Dakota. “Official” hours are Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon – 4 pm central time. However, any time that Gretchen is at the shop, the store is open. We also offer shipping, charging you precisely what it costs us to ship–we don’t believe in upcharging.
If you see something you like, contact us to purchase or stop at the store. 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.