Meet GSG

Coloring the world with handcrafted glass.

Hi!  I'm Laura.  I opened my little glass shop in 2015 and haven't slept since. 

 

That's a good thing. 

 

Every day there's a new project, a new idea, and something new to learn.  Take a look and enjoy my fused glass, stained glass, photography, and a few shameless posts of my bulldog!

Read on for the whole story.

The whole story

I began working with glass at Georgian Court, a small New Jersey university, where I learned basic fused and stained glass technique.

For many years after graduation, I continued to hone my craft in my teacher’s outdoor studio, always under his guidance and watchful eye.

When that wasn’t enough, I borrowed a small kiln to fuse glass at home.  Little by little, one tool at a time, I’ve acquired the necessary equipment to craft glass independently in my own studio.

We still get together to share a meal and a bottle of wine and inevitably, the conversation turns to glass - pictures of works in progress, new ideas drawn on bar napkins, new ideas forgotten because we can’t talk fast enough…

I'm not all glass though!

I'm part of a lovely beach community, Lake Como, where I spend my time volunteering with MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, cuddling with my own bulldog Rocco, and waking up before the crack of dawn to catch a beach sunrise.  I play tennis with the Jersey Shore Tennis League, grow vegetables in my backyard garden, enjoy summer sunsets with my incredible boyfriend in Upstate New York, and so on and so on...

There is so much beauty in my life and I hope it shows in the pieces that I craft. Visit "Current Projects" to see what I'm working on, more photos, and to read about the inspiration for my work.

To be continued...

Laura Koss is sitting at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake, New Jersey with her bullog Bruno