My Preferred Medium
Broken glass is my current medium. I’ve worked with mosaic, acrylic, fabric, and now glass. I love the vibrant colors and random shapes of the glass, which cause me to think outside the box to develop my next shattered glass creation.
I look for texture, shape, and color when I source my glass from glass blowers and other facilities rich with discarded glass shards, tempered glass, and stained glass. Finding unwanted glass that I can upcycle into coastal-themed glass art thrills me.
I’m never sure how I will use the pieces I find, but I know they are pleasing to look at, and I keep a significant stash of glass for all projects! I believe in helping our ecology by recycling and repurposing glass into nature-themed art.
Running pliers, scorers, nippers, a kiln, resin, and epoxy are all essential tools I use to create glass art customized to my customer’s tastes. Interior designers, homeowners, and gallery owners revel in my stunning shattered glass art.
Hiking, kayaking, gardening, and travel give me mental images of broken glass art that fuel my creative work. My friends and family give me a positive perspective on the artistic process. Working with glass is a passion; everything I create is a joy. I know I’ve finished a piece when I smile spontaneously.
My shattered glass artwork is available at many art galleries and right here online. It makes wonderful, unique art gifts.
Plus, whenever you need something highly customized, I am always available for commissioned artwork!
An avid boater, dog lover, and glass purveyor, Cindy is a jack-of-all-trades at the Janet Sams Art Studio and a real gem! She holds the record for the number of times our glass gets handled when prepping it for artwork.
The head “flight attendant” for this magnificent artwork ride, Gabby manages soup-to-nuts and never misses a beat. She’s like a magical hero with a cape here at the Janet Sams Art Studio.
A future artist, she loves all things artwork (and volleyball). We count on her for prototypes, cutting, and canvas prep.
She’s our future X-ray technician who can sort and cut glass and assemble artwork orders like no one else. Kendzie keeps Janet Sams Art Studio humming along.
She’s known as “Riley McBand-Aid” for numerous reasons. Wow! This girl can cut glass for artwork! (Safety note from Janet Sams: Please ALWAYS wear gloves when cutting glass.)
Samantha has magic hands with studio artwork materials and paintbrushes. Juggling all her life activities, she manages to keep the team “stuck together” and Janet Sams loaded with canvas.
Janet Sams Art Studio's newest team addition, Suzi, has a background in music and artwork. Plus, she's a personal trainer, which is obvious when you meet her! She brings sunshine into our studio every day.