Dave & Patti Hegland
2013 Niche Award Winner
2014 Niche Award Finalist
“Earlier careers in engineering and finance ingrained in us an acute attention to detail which we apply to all phases of our craft from the complexity of our designs to the precision applied to the finishing processes used to polish and shape each piece.”
Each piece of our art glass reveals our captivation with the creativity of the design process, the technical challenge of construction, and the precision of coldworking. Our open designs reflect the rural horizons and lively waterways that surround us, resulting in works that flow across edge boundaries into the world beyond.
Strong geometry and structure is inherent in our strip construction approach where large sheets of glass are cut into narrow strips, laid on edge and combined with fluid inclusions to form a complex design. Once fused in a kiln to form a solid piece, we extensively shape, grind, sandblast and polish to enhance the visual impact and feel of our finished vessels, trays and sculpture.
Our studio is located in historic Chestertown, Maryland on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. We have taken numerous workshops at glass studios in New York, Washington DC, Oregon and North Carolina and studied with outstanding artists in the field of kiln-formed glass to gain specific technical skills. We accredit our achievements as glass artists to the combination of that acquired knowledge coupled with the long hours spent in our studio exploring new designs and techniques.