Sherri Van Pelt


Sherri Van Pelt Vase

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 me. I am truly amazed by the endless possibilities that can be created through color, form, light, texture, heat and gravity when working with glass. My work is hand-cut from compatible glass, fused in the kiln at approximately 1,450 degrees Fahrenheit and cold-worked to obtain the desired finish. Works requiring form or dimension are returned to the kiln for a second firing at approximately 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to allow the glass to slump into a mold and morph into the desired shape. Many of my 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 my life. I have been working in kiln-formed glass since 2010, and I am inspired by nature, art, the people around me and the urban environment. I hope you will enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making it. I do believe that we can all use a little “happy glass” in our lives!

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