Handmade fused glass and stained glass art and gifts.

Lake Como, New Jersey | 1585 Sales


Handmade fused glass and stained glass art and gifts.

Lake Como, New Jersey 1585 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Laura Koss

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Laura Koss

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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. 

We 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…  

I incorporate fused glass into many of my stained glass panels and I look forward to stocking Garden State Glasswork’s shelves over time with many of these designs.

I'm not all glass though!  I'm part of a lovely beach community, where I spend my time volunteering with various dog rescues, caring for my own bulldog Rocco, a member of the Jersey Shore Tennis League, a backyard gardener, a spare-time runner, a self-proclaimed literature snob, and I spend 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 "words and pictures" to see more photos and read about the inspiration for my work. 

Thanks for visiting. 
                                                                                                -Laura Koss
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  • 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.

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

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