April 14-15, with a private session two weeks prior     

Suz! Glass Home Studio in Pawleys Island, SC

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So, here's another workshop to share with you.  A Mixed Media Clock Workshop.  Doesn't that sound like a huge bunch of fun????  My mind is bulging with ideas and here are a few:  fused glass base with driftwood complementing it, fused glass base on aluminum sheet which has been brushed and possibly painted, fused glass base with found objects surrounding it (possibly chicken wire?).  You guessed it, most anything will go for this one!  It will take lots and lots of planning, and of course, if you want to stay purely with fused glass, that's always a beautiful creation!  Looking forward to playing with you!




One-of-a-kind fused glass colorful mirror that YOU create!  
February 23-24-25
Suz! Glass Designs Home Studio, Pawleys Island  
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Come join us in creating a most wonderful mirror with fused glass and possibly beach finds like shells and shark teeth!!! Below is a sample from a fabulous glass artist in Russia. I love the idea of attaching the fused glass pieces on top of the mirror to create a frame. What do you think??

More Info Tomorrow!!



We had a fantastic plant stake and lantern workshop this weekend!  I've included a few pics below, but these are only a few of the great creations these students have created.  This was the first time I offered a lantern workshop, but it will not be the last.  The possibilities are endless!  Think about changing the lantern panes each season.  Fun, fun, fun!!  I missed those of you who couldn't make it.  Maybe next time!


Well, the time has come and I'm busy creating special ornaments nonstop (it seems!) for two special catalogs this year!  I've been creating for Uno Alla Volta for about ten years now!   You should definitely check out their catalog--some beautiful offerings from artisans around the world!  

THIS YEAR I have a new account, Artful Home!  Yesterday I shipped their initial order of 50 cardinals and 50 angels, which they have named "Seraphim"!  I love that name, don't you?  I'm excited to share some new creations for them and to establish a new working relationship with such a beautiful catalog!

It occurred to me that you might find it interesting how I actually pack the ornaments for shipping.  Below is an image showing how I carefully place each ornament on a cardboard backing and then tape the heck out of it to keep them from moving or hitting each other!!  lol  Then, loads of bubble wrap and peanuts later, VOILA!  The box is ready to ship!  Yesterday, it took two boxes....

Here's to a busy and beautiful holiday season!


In a recent workshop, I mentioned that I had been researching how to paint silk scarves with alcohol ink.  Inevitably, we all became enthusiastic about the possibilities!!  My main concern had been the challenge of "setting" the alcohol inks so the colors didn't bleed and end up on one's neck or clothes!! LOL

After a little bit of urging--well, Very Little Urging-- I promised we would do an impromptu workshop the next weekend and see what happened.  Well....I'm so very thrilled to tell you that we created some FABULOUS and UNIQUE and WEARABLE silk scarves!  What a journey these alcohol inks have brought to me.  I'm anxious to hear what you think.

Here is a compilation of some of the scarves we created.  Which is your favorite??

Easter and Spring Break!

Well, Spring is here in all its glory and whether you celebrate Passover, Easter, Spring or the change of season (for my friends Down Under!), this time of year always makes me Happy(ier).  Enjoy the change in weather, get out and be with your friends and family, and if you like Bunnies and Peeps, well, it's all there for the taking!!

Happy Happy!!!!

Sand Dollars--Elusive, Yet Worth It!

I've always been intrigued with the beauty of sand dollars.  I found my first one as a girl near our beach house in South Carolina and I was hooked!  The folklore that surrounds the sand dollar is filled with evidence of our world being created by a Supreme Being.

Two stories stand out about the Sand Dollar.  The first legend is that sand dollars are the coins of mermaids that are accidentally dropped and come ashore.  Isn't that fun?  The second involves breaking open the sand dollar (not me, no!) and always finding five "doves".  As you may know, doves are signs of peace.  Isn't that pretty wonderful?!

So, in honor of my love for sand dollars, I am creating Sand Dollar Bowls.  They come in lots of sizes and colors, but each one is unique and absolutely wonderful!  What do you think?

Something New!

Yesterday I taught a Mixed Media Altered Book Session for a favorite student.  We had so much fun that I was inspired to do my own "book"!  I've posted it here for you to see.  Note the fused dichroic kimono which I created and then cut into the book in order to inset it.  The rest of the covering are various torn sheets of washi paper and alcohol ink paintings.  This is such a fun art activity!  I will definitely be doing more of this in the future!!

How do you answer the question....?

The other day a dear friend of mine shared that she had changed the way she answered the question, "How are you today?"  When I heard her answer, it changed forever the way I think about that perfunctory question we ask our friends and family and, well, almost everyone we meet!  I wonder, how do you answer this?  

My answer has always been "Great!" or "Good!!" or "Doin' OK!"  Why have I used these answers without thinking??  Because I don't really want to think about how I truly do feel, let alone share that with someone else.  It's so much easier just saying those positive words, and truth be told, I do believe that when I say them often enough, I do feel better than I might have felt before the question.  Does this make sense?

However, this winter I have been concentrating on what is GOOD in my life and what I have to be THANKFUL for.  There are have been some recent personal setbacks and rather than dwell on them, I believe this is the best way to remind myself how really lucky I actually am!

Therefore, when my friend answered my question of "How are you today?" with "GRATEFUL!" I was pretty gobsmacked.  What a glorious way to remind myself so often that I truly am blessed and grateful for many many things.

So, the next time you see me, please ask me how I am!!  I am a work in progress, but I hope to be able to tell you "grateful" and remind myself of at least one happiness in my life I am grateful for.

Yes!  I'm grateful for flowers in spring!!

Time for Holiday Samples!

I've been thinking about next Christmas a LOT!  It's that time of year when I need to send out samples of some new creations.  So, here are a few of my offerings.  I'd love to hear what you think about them, and which one is your favorite.  Let me know!  I'll tell you my favorite next time I post, and why it is!!

While I'm at it, I would also love to hear from all of you what you'd like to see me create.  Many times, my customers and friends are the best catalyst for me to imagine new offerings.  Please contact me and give me your thoughts.  


I woke up this morning to bright sunlight, sparkling ocean water waves, and the first Pawleys Shell I've found in months!!  A great day so far.  

Pawleys Shells are very special.  They are "different" than most shells one finds.  One difference is in their horizontal ridges (most shells have vertical ridges). 

When I first moved here, I lived for my beach walks (hasn't changed!) and finding these beautiful shells.   To document my new journey that first year I wrote one or two words along with the date. With each shell I found, I began to shed my anger, my broken heart, my fear of the future.  

These shells have helped me heal in so many ways BECAUSE  Pawleys Shells and I are kindred spirits!  When I find a Pawleys Shell I am reaffirmed.   I am different, but I survive.  I am unique, and most of all, I am loved by many whose lives I am part of!  Thank you, Mother Nature, for sending me signs of love and encouragement!

Happy New Year 2017!

Another year is upon us and I am thrilled to say goodbye to last year and greet 2017 with open arms!  So many wonderful times, but also much conflict, sweat and tears!  This will be a truly "heartfelt year of adventure" for me and any others I encounter along the way.  

So, let's dust off our brain cobwebs and get to work on creating a continuing adventure in Loving and Living and Laughing!  Not necessarily in that order.....

I so look forward to sharing my journey with you this year and hope we can all grow as citizens of the universe working together for the common good!


Having recently subscribed to Netflix, I have been obsessed these past three weeks with Diana Gabaldon's The Outlander series of books which have been translated into a rich, evocative and welcoming TV series.  I watched the first season and couldn't stop seeing in my mind's eye the luscious greens and reds and, well, all the colors that the Scottish landscape shared onscreen!  I highly recommend reading The Outlander series first and then start enveloping yourself in the rich imagery and invigorating experiences of the TV series.  

I can see Jamie and Claire in my mixed media paintings below!  I hope you will enjoy these imaginings as much as I have enjoyed creating them!!



My ALL SEASON ORNAMENTS are now available for purchase ONLINE.  Look at this cute jellyfish.  Wouldn't he be fun hanging in your window??

from 35.00

My daily beach walks offer endless inspiration, and Mother Nature's bright colors and wonderful designs beg to be made into ornaments! These kiln fired glass ornaments are suitable for year round use. Hang my whimsical art ornaments in your window, or other light filled location, and enjoy the magic of color and light all year long!

I create each ornament myself, with hand cut glass elements and color changes in the design details. The fused glass ornaments undergo changes during the kiln firing process, and that leads to subtle variations from piece to piece. I hand finish the ornaments with my specialty wire wrapping and bead work -  unique to each piece. My caring, time intensive process guarantees that each ornament is one-of-a-kind, and in keeping with that, every ornament is hand signed on the back. When you order a SUZ! GLASS DESIGNS JELLYFISH ORNAMENT there will be an element of beautiful surprise to the piece - one of the delightful qualities inherent in purchasing unique art works!

  • DIMENSIONS:  Approximately 5 x 7 Inches (not including additional wire hanger length).
  • Ornaments are packaged individually, and come with information about the creation of the piece and its maker.       
  • Due to exhibitions, workshop scheduling, glass availability and firing schedules, it can take up to 7-21 days for me to fill an order. Please allow for 7-21 days for delivery. Thanks!
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Another year is upon us, and I am thrilled!  Last year was somewhat of a new beginning for me, as I started experimenting with "painting"!  Alcohol Ink Painting!  And, I love it!!  This year I plan to incorporate some of this new love into my lifelong love of Glass and see what I come up with!!  I hope you will travel along with me on this never-ending journey!!

  FLOWER POWER     Alcohol Ink Painting

FLOWER POWER     Alcohol Ink Painting


This time of year is always exciting for me!!  As I frantically make, fire, wire wrap, box and package my beloved ornaments for the season, my brain is going crazy with NEW ideas for hanging creations!!  Check back in a few days to see some new designs, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some NEW iIMAGES of my ChrisMoose and my Dancing Stars!  These smile evoking pieces are making their way to the Blue Ridge Mountains tomorrow!