7211 E. Ho Road #20-Carefree AZ, Mailing: P O Box 264, Cave Creek, AZ 85327,
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Welcome to The Glass Art Of
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart

Welcome to our new website, store, workshops & news.  Filled with art, information, projects. NEW WORKSHOP DATES ADDED 6/18

About Me

My background

  

PEGGY PETTIGREW STEWART

Master Glass Artist


Peggy Pettigrew-Stewart’s award winning glass art has been featured in museums, exhibitions and galleries worldwide. Her fascination and unique journey in glass began 16 years ago, after battling cancer. With a technical background she has been able to develop new techniques, processes with glass. With her technical knowledge she has helped manufacturers develop new materials,tools and equipment. She is one of the early pioneers working with Float glass. Considered a master at fusing, casting, kiln sculpting. She has studied extensively coldworking, sandblasting & sandcarving in addition to fusing. She combines multiple processes to create her unique glass art. She is one of just a few U.S. instructors to teach the Verre églomisé glass technique. Ms. Stewart attended the famed Pilchuck International Glass School and Academe' Taller in Spain. She has studied & worked with many masters of glass. She had the honor of working Team Chihuly during installation of the Dale Chihuly exhibit in Phoenix Arizona. Her work is held in museums and private collections worldwide. 

Her glass is bent to release prismatic color, and is evident in all of her glass works, ranging from human face-to-glass expressions to individually themed bowls formed by kiln forming, kiln casting, sculpting, sandblasting & carving, coloring and use of exotic metals. 

Ms. Stewart gives voice to the human spirit through her glass sculpturing of “Heroes of Woodstock” ™, a growing collection featuring the faces of great musicians from the Woodstock festival that defined a generation almost half a century past. She continues her decades-long fascination and experimentation with translucence and transparency, with color and light.

My experience

  • Attended Pilchuck International Glass School in Stanwood Washington
  • Attended Academe’ Taller, Barcelona Spain
  • Verre’ Eglomise (™) glass master artisan
  • 18 years experience
  • Glass sculpting, casting, fusing
  • Glass sandblasting & Sandcarving artist
  • Glass Teacher: workshops, classes, Webinars, DVD’s, podcasts
  • Owner & artist at Desert Glasshopper Studio in Cave Creek Arizona, USA

My Glass projects

“Legends Of Rock”   The musicians of the Woodstock & Summer Of Love concerts. Life cast and created in Glass Storyteller sculptures. Featuring members of Jefferson Airplane / Starship, Big Brother & The Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Santana, Hot Tuna, Grateful Dead, Beautiful Day, Country Joe & The Fish, Youngbloods, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Steve Miller Band, Cold Blood, Tower Of Power, and more. 


“Rivers To The Ocean”  A series of water / ocean inspired glass sculptures created in the Verre’ Eglomise (™) technique. A 400 year old process. Kiln forming / sculpting / casting, with deep intaglio (reverse) Sandcarving, hand painted & stained, with precious metal inlay and overlay. 


“Hopi series”  A series of glass face sculptures / storyteller pieces depicting images of the Hopi Tribe of Northern Arizona.   


 

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DESERT GLASSHOPPER STUDIO & Gallery

7211 E. Ho Road #20 , Carefree AZ Mailing address: P O 264, Cave Creek AZ 85327

(480) 329-3880, Email: GlasshopperAz@me.com

HOURS

Mon

By Appointment

Tue

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sat

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sun

By Appointment

Call us at 480-329-3880

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GLASS ART

FEATURING THE GLASS ART OF 

PEGGY PETTIGREW STEWART

Fine art handcrafted & signed glass 

Glass sculptures

Collectible handmade glass

Custom glass art & design

Handcrafted Glass Art furniture

Glass jewelry & handmade glass gifts

Upcoming Workshops & Classes

JULY 2018 (date TBA): Two day Verre’ Eglomise (™) workshop with Mold making.


JULY 2018 (date TBA)  Dichroic Float glass. Fusing, kiln forming, sandblasting & carving.  Working with thick dichroic & Quadroic float glass. Details soon


JUNE 23-June 24 2018  (Sat-Sun) - 2 day VERRE’ EGLOMISE (™) glass workshop with Peggy Pettigrew Stewart. At our NEW Desert Glasshopper Studio in Carefree AZ.  Located in the historic Spanish 

Village, at the corner of Ho & Hum Street in Carefree.  Lodging and transportation are available.

  • Two day Verre’ Eglomise (™) float glass. 
  • Work with thick (½”) &  float glass to create a large (12”) glass bowl (and more). Process can be used on ANY type of glass however.
  • Sandblasting & sandcarving
  • Hand staining & painting of glass
  • Inlay & overlay of fine metals & leaf
  • Class size is limited
  • Each student will complete two projects (minimum) which includes a large bowl or other options. Option of creating a carved crystal sculpture in addition to the bowl.
  • Snacks, lunch, & beverages included daily
  • $500 (which includes ALL materials, including a take home kit). Credit cards, checks, or cash.  
  • 10am - 5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

JUNE 22, 2018 - Friday.   GLASS SANDBLASTING & ETCHING. Create your own set of wine glasses, gifts, and   learn to sandblast patterns, images,  to the glass.  Learn how to mask, apply resist, design and sandblast.

  • Sandblasting 
  • No experience needed
  • All projects will be ready for take home at the end of class.  
  • $100 plus $25 material fee.
  • Discount if taking the two day class 6/23-6/24/18. 
  • Class size is limited
  • Snacks, beverages provided.
  • Cash, checks & credit cards accepted.
  • 11am-4pm Friday



PRIVATE & GROUP workshops & classes

  • Verre’ Eglomise (™) glass
  • Float Glass
  • Dichroic float glass
  • Sandblasting, etching & carving
  • Glass coldworking & finishing
  • Fused Glass jewelry
  • Sandblasted & etched wine glasses, and functional tableware
  • Slumping, kiln sculpting, kiln casting


WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

Available for private or group workshops, programs, classes, exhibitions, demonstrations, special events.  Can travel local, national or international

AS OF 6/1/18 the new studio in Carefree will be open. Tuesday - Saturday,  Sundays and Mondays by appointment OR if there is a special event in the town taking place.

  • Verre’ Eglomise (™)  A unique glass process & technique, using kiln forming, sandblasting/carving, hand painting, and inlay/overlay of precious metals.
  • Fused Glass  From beginning to professional level.
  • Sandblasting /sandcarving /etching
  • Photo Resist imaging in glass
  • Glass combing
  • Dichroic & Quadroic glass working small to large on various types of glass
  • Float Glass  all types of techniques using float glass
  • Glass Casting Kiln casting, sand casting
  • Mold making
  • Glass Cafe (™) A unique fun glass experience, project based for anyone, any group, any size, and anywhere

Glass supplies: glass, tools, equipment

  • Float glass: ½” thick in 10”, 12”, 16”, 18” and 24” round. Pencil edge
  • Dichroic Float Glass (various sizes)
  • Kiln Cloth (Desert GlassCloth)
  • Sandblasting & carving supplies
  • Buttercut Resist (45mil)
  • Green 11 mil resist (Green Cell)
  • Verre’ Eglomise supplies & tools
  • Gold leaf (copper, silver, variegated)
  • Leafing, inlay & overlay tools and products
  • Sandblast & sandcarving resist (Buttercut and Green Cell)
  • Sandblasting Equipment & machinery
  • Coldworking supplies & Equipment
  • Jewelry making supplies
  • Videos and instruction materials



UPCOMING EVENTS, SHOWS & EXHIBITS

4/6/18-6/6/16 SOUND AND VISION EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA PA.  I have two of my Rock & Roll sculptures / storytellers on display there. Right next to The Liberty Bell & Constitution Hall.  A beautiful exhibit displaying glass art with music.



PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS 

AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT.   We offer on and offsite glass experience events, workshops and fun. Programs for all ages and all levels (no experience is needed) to professional level.  


We will offer a full range of workshops & classes at the new Carefree Studio starting June 2018


AND WE WILL OFFER STUDIO & EQUIPMENT RENTAL TIME.


Some of the workshops:

  • Glass fusing for all levels, including advanced & professional.
  • Extreme Fusing
  • Combing and raking glass
  • Vitrograph, pot melts, screen melts
  • Kiln casting, kiln sculpting
  • Mold Making
  • FLOAT GLASS - every thing you can think of.  We are the specialists
  • Working with Dichroic & Quadroic Glass. In the kiln and cold worked
  • Fused glass jewelry (including findings, metal work, dichroic)
  • Large Bowl slumping
  • VERRE’ EGLOMISE (tm) GLASS  Our special workshop not offered in the USA.  This is our most popular workshop.
  • PATTERN BARS
  • SANDBLASTING & SANDCARVING
  • PHOTO RESIST - making a stencil from a photo or drawing, and sandblasting into glass.
  • COLDWORKING (from beginner to advanced).  
  • Lap wheels, lathes, wetbelt sanding, grinders, polishing (& using polishing compounds) glass saws, ring saws, cutting large and thick glass sandblasting/carving, Beveling and more.
  • WORKING WITH LARGE DICHROIC GLASS (and Quadroic (tm) glass. 



BREAKING NEWS 6/1/18

We are opening a public studio in June 2018. Located at the corner of Ho & Hum roads in downtown Carefree.  A beautiful full range glass studio, GALLERY, glass supplies, studio rental (includes all equipment).


WE WILL HAVE A GLASS GALLERY WITH GLASS GIFTS, TO FINE ART FOR SALE. ARTIST DIRECT!

As The Desert Glasshopper Hops (the blog)

Daily thoughts, notes, ramblings, photos, projects, funny stuff, and more


  • Anything IS possible, even in glass.
  • If you break glass, make jewelry
  • Some of the pieces that didn’t come out the way you wanted with work may be your favorites.
  • Never give up.