Erin Finney Glass Designs (originally "GlassWear") is a unique line of kiln fired glass jewelry and mosaics created in 1990 by Erin Finney, elementary school teacher and artist, in her Jackson, NH home. Erin is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsman and her work can be found at many galleries throughout the United States.
Erin grew up in West Virginia and after college spent time absorbing the artistic influences in San Francisco before settling in Northern New Hampshire.
Erin creates her work along side her dog Luke in the mountaintop studio that she and her husband built. The vibrant periwinkle and yellow studio is surrounded by nature and is both the perfect place for Erin to create wonderful art and a testament to her passion for color and life.
Erin's initial jewelry designs were based on the traditional stained glass copper foil method commonly known as "flat glass". The vision to design earrings using combinations of layered glass with individual movement was the impetus for exploring alternative processes, such kiln firing, commonly known as "hot glass."
Erin has participated in numerous glass and jewelry making workshops taught by master craftspeople. She has always been enamored with mosaics and in 2013 she was awarded a scholarship by the League of New Hampshire Craftsman to participate in a mosaic mural workshop with Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia's Magic Garden. Erin now creates individual thematic mosaics as well as mosaic murals working collaboratively with individuals to create custom pieces of special places, pets, people and things.
From the inception of Erin Finney Glass Designs, Erin's work has evolved in both technique and theme. Her designs are a maximum infusion of geometric shapes, light and color accentuated by movement. Each piece is handcrafted with passion and paying utmost attention to detail.
Erin is excited to share her art with a growing group of followers and invites you to join the Erin Finney Glass Designs community!