ART @ One Earth Film Festival

  One Earth Film Festival has teamed up local artists and businesses to show love to their mother… Earth that is. In a special Valentine’s Day inspired art tour in Oak Park, #LoveOneEarth features work  primarily made from found objects and reclaimed materials The exhibit culminates with the One Earth Film Festival screening of “Angel Azul”, a documentary featuring artist […]


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Art of Patron

Elegant yet earthy this footed bowl elevates shards to a new level. Created with two Patron bottles, one large frosted bottle was broken and fired back together to form an organic shaped bowl, a smaller bottle was trimmed and bonded to the bowl to elevate it in an stylish way. My design “Elevated Shards” was selected […]


Wine bottles are often the witness to many good times and laughter with family and friends. Now you can tile your space with remnants from past parties and gatherings. Custom sizes and color combinations available.



Winter Mosaics

“Ice & Snow” by Bryan Northup, an Oak Park artist. His mosaic, made of fused bottle glass, faceted crystals, bevels and stained glass, depicts a selection of snowflakes, each one different. “I wanted to evoke the feeling of that moment of quiet and peaceful beauty that comes with snowfall,” said Northup, 38. In addition to […]


Ancient life‐forms or aliens from the future? Hacking my way through a jungle of twisted possibilities and melting temperatures, these are the nine plants I found and have brought back from the journey to show.  These fantastical new species of plants are born of two passions of mine, glass and growing plants. All it took […]



Broken Bottle Bowl

  I was fortunate to have my Broken Bottle Bowl design chosen for inclusion for the Fall 2012 Catalog Chicago Art Institute Museum Shop. Here are some images from the project.

Glass Act: Getting to Know Bryan Northup art critic and columnist, Ken Reif interviewed me for his weekly column in 2012 As former president of I have had the privilege of working with Bryan Northup. Bryan’s artistic and marketing skills have been a great resource for OPAL. Bryan’s eco-friendly glass creations continue to amaze. It’s not surprising that Bryan’s artworks are gaining in popularity. […]