Sherri Van Pelt

According to Sherri, “I am absolutely delighted when people come to my shows and remark, “Your glass just makes me happy”! I have heard this enough times that I have come to think of my glass work as “Happy Glass” and I can think of no greater compliment!”

Working with glass continues to fascinate her. She is truly amazed by the endless possibilities that can be created through color, form, light, texture, heat and gravity when working with glass. Her work is hand cut from compatible glass, fused in the kiln at approximately 1450 degrees F and coldworked to obtain the desired finish. Works requiring form or dimension are returned to the kiln for a second firing at approximately 1200 degrees F to allow the glass to slump into a mold and morph into the desired shape. Many of her pieces have been fired three or four times. All functional pieces are food safe and should be hand washed.

 

From painting to collecting, art has always been an important part of her life. She has been working in kiln formed glass since 2010 and is inspired by the people around her, nature, art and the urban environment. She hopes you will enjoy her work as much as she enjoys making it and says, “I do believe that we can all use a little “Happy Glass” in our life!”