A self-taught artisan, Laurie Freivogel began with fused glass in 2004 when she bought herself a small kiln, some books and glass, and began experimenting.
“I approach the design of each new piece, looking to strike a visual balance with the nature of glass: color, translucence, light and depth. While my work is very graphic, I'm a practical girl so most of my pieces are as functional as they are pretty.
I am always in awe of how humble experimentation can make a person, and learning (and failing) makes me a better artist. When I'm not making glass, you might find me sewing, knitting, or hanging with one of our many, many pets. Outside of home I love roller skating, paddle boarding, swimming, travel, and food. I have two kids in college who are way smarter than I am, and a husband of over 25 years who still keeps me laughing.”
Laurie continues to work in her studio just outside Chicago, IL.