About the Artist
Laurel Grey has always loved and admired glass art, had dabbled with painting wine glasses and vases with oven baked paint, even took a stained glass class, but was underwhelmed with the results. After all, anybody with the right tools, the desire and a modicum of talent could re-create anything she did, perhaps even better, right?
Then one day she wandered into a small sanctuary off the main chapel of a local church. One entire wall was floor to ceiling stained glass windows; it was breathtaking. So many colors! It was then that she had an epiphany: there was just one color of paint used on the entire wall of glass. BLACK. Every other color was pure, glorious glass. Brilliant!
A glass painter was born that day.
That was five years ago. Thanks to the magic of the internet, Facebook chat groups and hands-on workshops she continues to take, Laurel has learned and continues to learn glass painting from some of the best glass artists in the world. Not satisfied with simply painting 2D art though, she’s taken her glass to new levels—literally. Some of her panels have incorporated up to seven layers of glass, painted front and back. She uses her painted and kiln fired glass pieces to create three dimensional sculptures. Her glass art is constantly maturing and evolving. The most common remark heard in her booth at art shows? “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
She’s hoping that’s a compliment.
Laurel does take commissions, especially in the winter, (see some of her past commissions) so please let her know if you’d like something special other than what you see here. She can be reached at 608.519.0300, or emailed at Laurel@laurelgreyglassworks.com.