Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Colorado artist with roots in New Orleans. As a child, when the holidays would approach, we would always go “look at the lights” along St. Charles Avenue. While everyone else was looking at the moving reindeer and candy canes all wrapped up in lights. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the beveled glass doors and the multicolored lights that would shine through them and create brightly colored abstract designs. It totally fascinated me. During the rest of the year I was drawn to the many stained glass windows in the homes and businesses in New Orleans.
So, in 1979, when I had the chance to take a stained glass class, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I have worked continuously with glass, in a variety of forms, ever since. [Check out my Bio here.] Glass is something that never bores me. It can be cut, etched, cast, fused, slumped, blown, flameworked, coldworked and more. Sometimes you can see through it, sometimes not. The surface of glass can be smooth and shiny, or rough, textured, and uneven. Glass can be functional, or decorative. It can go in a stand, or it can stand on its own. The possibilities are endless!
You are welcomed to stop by my working studio, Studio #131, on the first floor of Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Please call ahead if you want to make sure I am there.
If you are interesting in learning more about fusing, I also teach a beginning fused glass class in my studio at Cottonwood Center for the Arts.
Thank you for your interest!
– Gerry Klein