greydogstudio

Sea Glass Artwork by Laurel Johns, Grey Dog Studio Inc.

St. Marys, Georgia · 1147 Sales

greydogstudio

Sea Glass Artwork by Laurel Johns, Grey Dog Studio Inc.

St. Marys, Georgia 1147 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(235)
Laurel Johns

Contact shop owner

Laurel Johns

View all 179 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(235)
whitneyburnie

whitneyburnie on Jul 1, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

Packaging was excellent. Shipping was excellent. However, the sea glass is only wired on a plain cake knife. One side the side in the picture is lovely, then you turn it over. The other side is only wire and plain handle. Not at all what was expected based on the pictures provided. I expected both sides to be glass or the handle to be inserted into the glass so that it doesnt look cheap.

View all 235 reviews

About

Glass Artist

Glass artist Laurel Johns splits her time between a tiny Georgia barrier island (accessible by boat or plane only) and mid-coast Maine. Her artistic vision was influenced early on by growing up on Cumberland Island, Georgia, where her father was a ranger for the National Park Service and her mother, a ceramic artist who created artwork using the clay from the banks.

Laurel received formal training in painting, sculpture, and jewelry-making at the University of Georgia. It was in Athens that Laurel first started experimenting with glass art, and although she still painted, she found glass to be a medium which allowed her to freely express her love of color and light three-dimensionally.

There Laurel was named “Artist of the Year” at the Belfast Art Show in 2010, was published in Water’s Edge magazine Oct. 2008, and has won multiple awards at juried shows around the US.
You can find Grey Dog Studio artwork in many American Craft Galleries.

"It's true that I live on the coast and that a lot of my art reflects that landscape, but I think that there is something really universal about glass. I don't think that a person necessarily has to understand the beauty of the coast in order to understand the beauty of glass."

It is for this reason that Laurel makes a variety of different glass artwork. From the stained glass mosaic windows with coastal icons, such as sea turtles and sailboats, to the ornamental “Dancing Stars”, the highly functional night lights and recycled bottle “Tumbled Island Glass” utensils and serving pieces.


"Most of my works have a coastal theme but some of them are just for fun. I've found that my background in jewelry and sculpture really help me to push the limits of stained glass. There's a lot you can do outside of a two-dimensional panel!"

Regardless of theme, all of Laurel's pieces are hand-constructed and none of them are identical. To create art in this way requires true inspiration, and each unique piece holds a little bit of the light that first inspired Laurel to piece it together.

Around the web

Shop members

  • Laurel Johns

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2014
Welcome to Grey Dog Studio, Inc. where artist Laurel Johns creates the original Tumbled Island Sea Glass utensils and serving pieces. These beautiful creations are marry recycled bottle glass, that is tumbled satin smooth, with mirror finished, high quality 18/10 stainless steel. Each pieces is wrapped in American made Stainless Steel Wire and all are DISHWASHER SAFE! You will not find anything else like these! They make perfect gifts and additions to your own household!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Etsy Direct Check Out, Check, Money Order, Paypal, or you may call with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Shipping
USPS Priority shipping, unless otherwise requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
My sales are final, however I strive to create quality items and if for any reason you are unhappy, please contact me. I will do my best to resolve the problem.
If upon agreement you wish to return an item, return shipping will be your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
wholesale is available upon request. Interested gallery owner must send email request or phone call and show proof of tax i.d. #.