GardenStateGlasswork

Handmade fused glass and stained glass art and gifts.

Lake Como, New Jersey 1817 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (494)

GardenStateGlasswork

Handmade fused glass and stained glass art and gifts.

Lake Como, New Jersey | 1817 Sales

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Laura Koss

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Laura Koss

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About GardenStateGlasswork

Sales 1,817
On Etsy since 2015

I'm a glass-maker and then some.

I began working with glass at a small university, Georgian Court, in New Jersey where I learned the basic techniques of glass fusing and stained glass. For many years after graduation, I continued to hone my craft in my teacher’s outdoor studio, always under his guidance and watchful eye. When that wasn’t enough, and when I couldn’t get to the studio as often as I’d like, I borrowed a small kiln to fuse glass at home. Little by little, one tool at a time, I’ve acquired the necessary equipment to create pieces independently in my home where I’ve built a studio. 

My teacher and I still get together to share a meal and a bottle of wine and inevitably, the conversation turns to glass - pictures of works in progress, new ideas drawn on bar napkins, new ideas forgotten because we can’t talk fast enough…  

Fused glass is incorporated into many of my stained glass panels for a truly unique look and new pieces are introduced into my shop frequently.

I'm not all glass though!  I'm part of a lovely beach community where I spend my time volunteering with a bulldog rescue, walking the boards with my own bulldog Rocco, playing tennis on a local tennis league, gardening in my backyard, running and biking on the boardwalk, reading fiction, and spending not nearly enough time with my incredibly supportive boyfriend in Upstate New York. 

There is so much beauty in my life and I hope it shows in the pieces that I craft.  Visit my blog "Current Projects" to see more photos and to read about the inspiration for new work. 

Thanks for visiting my little shop. 
                                                                                                -Laura Koss
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www.gardenstateglasswork.com

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https://www.gardenstateglasswork.com/current-projects

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gardenstateglasswork [!at] gmail.com

Shop members

  • Laura Koss

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

    I've been working with stained and fused glass for 13 years. With my art professor's help, I was able to continue my education long after college to create my own unique style of incorporating fused glass into Tiffany-style stained glass pieces.

  • Bruno

    Boss

    Meet Bruno, the brains of Garden State Glasswork. Without him, nothing would get done.

Production partners

  • Print Shop

    Philadelphia, PA

    The print shop prints Garden State Glasswork's original design.

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