Glass Art, Fused and Etched, handmade by Steph Mader

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Glass Art - every piece of etched, carved, painted, fused and slumped glass is hand-crafted from start to finish in my cozy studio on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Take your time, browse around and enjoy all the shiny things - and please come back soon to see new items. I hope you find something you like. For more about my shop, take a peek at my Profile and Shop Policies.

The glass landscapes are made from particles and threads of colored glass - they are constructed in layers and each layer is fired in the kiln to melt everything together. They have between three and eight layers and have been fired multiple times.

Sgraffito glass is a special technique I use to make glass designs that look like block prints. Kiln-carved glass is melted over a pattern to make a glass surface that looks like it was carved. Etched glass has designs that are made with a sandblasting resist and then the piece is sand-carved in a sandblasting cabinet. Watch for an experiment or two popping up in the shop - sometimes there are surprises!

Check out my web site, too, for larger size glass particle paintings and this year's art fair schedule -

Want me to make something just for you? I love custom work! Let's talk about it. Drop me a line by clicking this link:

Please feel free to visit my web site, see more work and take a peek at my show schedule -

Or see me on Facebook -

Or if you're brave, here's an interview with me on Youtube -