Fused Glass Jewelry Artist Karen Puckett
Happily tucked away in my art glass
studio in Sedona, Arizona, I am a visual artist, playing with light, color, heat
and glass. These are the elements that help to create light transmission through
I studied art in California, at Orange
Coast College, Laguna School of Art and Design, and Pasadena City College.
After many careers in the world, I moved to Sedona in 1990. Feeling right
at home at the Sedona Art Center allowed me to resume and expand my skills in
the fields of stained glass and ceramics. In 1992, I bought my first glass
fusing kiln and began experimenting with the possibilities of making miniature
stained glass windows. This led to fused glass jewelry --- affordable, wearable
glass art. The process involves choosing colors, visualizing designs, cutting,
grinding, heating the glass to 1700º, and slow cooling before wire wrap finishing.
This unique process combines ancient glass fusing techniques, space-age
technology, and the magic of artistic creativity.
the years I have developed and refined many of my own techniques involving color
combinations, glass combinations, hot-glass manipulation, custom findings, wire
wrapping, wire embedding, grinding, and fire polishing which, I believe, give
my jewelry creations their unique look and feel. To read more details about the
jewelry itself, click
Part of the joy of working in the studio each
day is combining positive and uplifting intentions with the creative inspirations
I feel. This helps to infuse more meaning into my work for me, and many
clients have commented on their appreciation of the good intentions which they
feel are part of my dichroic glass jewelry. I am grateful to know from extensive
feedback that women around the country enjoy my jewelry, and it gives me great
joy to help bring light and beauty to the appearance of so many wonderful souls.
When I'm not in the studio, I enjoy cooking, gardening, flower arranging, water aerobics, meditation, entertaining friends and family, tending to my cat and my husband Jim, and exploring and hiking through the unending magnificence of Sedona and Northern Arizona.