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 21 years ago, after battling cancer, and recently ( & major brain surgery in 2015.) 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, & sandcarving. 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’ Eglomise ™ 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.
“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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7211 E. Ho Road #20 , Carefree AZ Mailing address: P O 264, Cave Creek AZ 85327
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call us at 480-329-3880
FEATURING THE GLASS ART OF
PEGGY PETTIGREW STEWART
Fine art handcrafted & signed glass
Collectible handmade glass
Custom glass art & design
Handcrafted Glass Art furniture
Glass jewelry & handmade glass gifts
VERRE’ EGLOMISE™ GLASS WORKSHOP (1 & 2 day options)
$400 for the two day workshop.
$250 for 1 day.
Class limited to 5 persons.
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart instructor, Desert Glasshopper Studio
1 & 2 day workshop - 9/22 & 9/23/18
CLASS DESCRIPTION: ALL NEW!
Looking for something different & beautiful! Each student will learn a unique technique and process to create stunning glass art. The process can be combined with fusing, slumping or flat glass. It can be used to create a variety of glass creations (sculptural to functional). This includes large bowls, vessels, sculpture, tables, furniture, sinks as well as small art, décor & even jewelry. This process can be used on ANY type of glass (including float).
This process includes kiln forming / sculpting the glass by making your own mold & large bowl. Then each person will learn sandblasting & sandcarving, combined with the beautiful technique of working Intaglio (reverse). Students will learn the process of intaglio/reverse
glass painting combined with overlay of exotic metals such as copper, gold or silver. Then creating negative space. The class is suitable for all, from beginners to professional level glass artists. Learn to make your own unique molds for any glass. Pieces will be ready to take home.
Each student will take home a beautiful & completed large glass piece created in the class. The piece will be very thick glass vessel or bowl (1/2” thick) and 12” in diameter. Other sizes available in class. In addition, each student will make a 4” crystal square. The completed piece can be used to create a beautiful bowl. We will be working with thick float glass. This is a technique that will change the student’s glass art forever. Students will return home with skills, knowledge, materials and the ability to continue using this unique technique. The process allows for students to create beautiful art immediately.
CLASS IS SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS AND EXPERIENCE (from beginning to professional)
STUDENTS SHOUD BRING:
Notebook, pen & paper, black sharpie pen
Apron or old shirt
Design ideas that will fit inside a 12” circle
$50 per student, payable to instructor at beginning of workshop. Fee Includes all glass, tools, paint, metals, resist, and misc. items required to complete the class.
PRIVATE & GROUP workshops & 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.
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:
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!
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