Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Better Handmade Featured Artist GlassSculpture.Org

The artist behind GlassSculpture.Org on Art Fire started creating at an early age.  As she went through school, she was told by many a school counselor that she needed to focus on a "real" career.
She was attending Purdue University, majoring in computer science, when one morning she woke up and realized that she could have a "real" career and be unhappy or take a chance and go for a vocation that she would enjoy.  She changed her major to Theater and Costume Design.

After graduating, she worked at theater jobs in the Portland, Oregon area until she realized that she could make as much from her art, mainly paintings at that point, as she was in the theater.  It was then that she starting creating full time.

To make a long story short, she moved to Carmel, California where, along with her current partner and a myriad of cats whom she adores, she creates beautiful glass works.  Her skills include glass blowing, casting, carving, etching, painting and so much more.  She has a blog dedicated to her love of her cats.  One article about her cat, Buckaroo Banzai and his favorite song, brought tears to my eyes.
Her other blog The Art of Joy Alyssa Day  is where you can find her blog posts about the other featured artists from It's Better Handmade.

Here are some of her amazing works.


  1. Oh I'm loving that purple paperweight, she does such beautiful work! ♥Nice feature!

  2. Great pictures from this extremely talented artist. I love the blown glass heart angel wings. Thank you for the article. :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing, I am in lve with her work...♥♥3

  4. I too love the blown glass heart angel wings. Creative and talented artist.

  5. Thank you so much for your beautiful feature. And thank you for mentioning my wonderful Buckaroo Banzai. I'm glad you were touched by his story. Even so many years later, I can't help but stop and remember him dancing with me when I hear his song. Peace, Joy