I’m Laura Kelly.
All my stained glass pieces are handmade by me in my home studio.
I’m a new artist.
I had a corporate New York City job but after 15 years and a health scare, I was burnt out and decided to leave.
I spent some time re-centering myself (ok, ok, there were also a lot of naps involved) and then I took a stained glass class to get myself out of the house.
I fell in love with it. I think it appeals to my organized nature – all the pieces have to fit together… But my favorite part is picking out the colors ;)
I specialize in small custom pieces.
I love working with clients on smaller personal projects and custom stained glass pieces. Pet portraits, photo reproduction, whimsical designs for kid’s rooms… I can design from a photograph of your favorite vacation spot or from your child’s latest artwork. Check out some pics of my past projects. Just have an idea? That works too! Read more about what I do.
Awesome customer service.
Every inquiry is returned in less than 24 hours. My retail pieces ship fast – check my Etsy feedback. Your custom orders receive concierge-type service, personal home delivery, gift wrap, even in-process photos if you like. See what other clients have had to say.
About 90% of my glass is recycled or reclaimed.
Some fell out of New York City brownstones, some is from other artists who work on church windows and much larger scale pieces than I do. Some I find at estate sales – where I find old broken panels or lamps with gorgeous glass & take them apart to make something new.
Check my shop listings for where the glass came from if you’re curious ;)
I give back.
Every quarter when I pay my business taxes, I make a donation to a charity to support issues I care about. Read about some of the good causes that have received donations from peaceloveglass in the last year.
I’m also the VP of a registered non-profit group of 180+ local artists. We provide networking, support, and education for women running small arts businesses in the Northern NJ/NYC area. If you’re a female artist in the area, you should join us!
So enough about me…
How about you? ;) Let’s connect.