P O Box 264, Cave Creek, AZ 85327, US

Welcome to The Glass Art Of
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart

Welcome to our new website, blog, store, video & instruction pages.  Filled with new art, information, projects & more 5/18

About Me

My background



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

P O Box 264, Cave Creek, AZ 85327, US

(480) 329-3880


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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

1/20-1/21/18:  VERRE’ EGLOMISE(™) Rainbow Glass Sacramento CA

  • Two day Verre’ Eglomise (™) float glass. 
  • Working with thick and large glass to create a large glass bowl (and more). 
  • Kiln forming / slumping
  • Sandblasting & sandcarving
  • Hand staining & painting of glass
  • Inlay & overlay of fine metals & leaf

4/4-4/7/18: GlassCraft Expo-Las Vegas

  • 4/4/18-4/5/18 2 day Verre’ Eglomise (™)  workshop with kiln forming & moldmaking - Float glass
  • 4/6/18 1 day Verre’ Eglomise workshop - float glass
  • 4/7/18: DICHROIC Float Glass. Kiln forming, sandblasting, carving

Contact www.glasscraftexpo.com for registration. Held at South Point Resort & Hotel Center in Las Vegas.

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

To Book Workshops at your facility

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

  • 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



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.  

New group workshops (one, two & three day programs) are currently being scheduled for Summer & Fall 2018.  Including weekend retreats!   Call or email for more information.

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