Modern Stained Glass Inspired by Desert Living

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Note from shop owner The Glass Desert will be traveling this summer to escape the Tucson heat. I will be in and out of town between June-August. Please contact me through my website regarding details and custom orders. My shop will reopen in September Thank you and I'll see you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 24, 2022

The Glass Desert will be traveling this summer to escape the Tucson heat. I will be in and out of town between June-August. Please contact me through my website regarding details and custom orders. My shop will reopen in September Thank you and I'll see you soon!

Alexandra Berger Clamons

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The Glass Desert - modern stained glass art inspired by desert living.

I'm Alex. I’m the maker, owner, creator behind The Glass Desert. I have been working with glass in some form since 2004. Originally from CT, I moved to Tucson at the end of 2005 and never looked back. I love the artsy feel, the friendly folks, the laid back attitude, and of course, the weather. It took many more years for my appreciation of the desert plants to bubble up. In 2012 I left a job in the glass arts and felt I had to do something more meaningful for our planet. I began learning about our strange Sonoran Desert flora and all the unique things that grow here. In a few years, I learned how to grow food in our desert environment, became a Certified Master Gardener, and created a homestead called Blanton Plantin' with my wonderful husband, Ray. I continue to cultivate an interest in strange and wonderful cacti and succulents and incorporate them into our homestead. Translating them into glass was almost instinctual.

I had been away from glass since 2012. When my friend’s father passed away a few years later, her mom asked me if I could finish a stained glass triptych he had been working on for their living room. He had completed two of the windows and passed away while working on the third. I completed and installed the last piece and in exchange their family graciously gave me his glass equipment. I finally got my studio set up in spring 2017 and have been creating unique stained glass cacti ever since.

I consider my work to be Modern Stained Glass - mostly 3-D pieces that aren't your grandma's stained glass. Each piece evokes the personality of our desert environment and allows people to bring a small piece of that home with them. They are great for plant lovers with green or black thumbs - wonderful home decor for the modern desert dweller.

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  • Alex Berger Clamons


    My love of the desert translates into stained glass cacti. I use repurposed materials - glass that has been handed down, upcycled cups, and recycled packaging. I focus on low environmental impact works that bring joy to those who view it.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to The Glass Desert! Everything you see here was made by me, Alexandra (Alex) Berger Clamons, in Tucson, AZ. Please let me know if you have any questions about the items listed and I'll be happy to get back to you. Enjoy!

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
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I am confident that you will love my art. If for any reason you are not 100% happy with your purchase, please let me know. I want to make sure you are completely satisfied.

RETURNS are accepted within 7 days of delivered shipment (everything is shipped with delivery confirmation which gives us the exact date a package was delivered). I will not honor returns after that time. Items must arrive in the same condition in which they were received or they will not be accepted. I will refund the cost of the item minus shipping charges. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.

If the item has been damaged due to misuse or user error, it will not be accepted for refund or exchange.
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Items will ship in 3-5 days after receiving payment. Domestic purchases: I ship USPS which usually takes 3-5 days to arrive. I do not ship international unless special arrangements have been made. Please contact me directly to discuss. All shipping comes with a tracking number and a certain amount of insurance based on the price of the item(s).