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an established co-op of artists and artisans working together

to build a strong art community

Judy Gregurich

stained glass + glass art

Click here to view a gallery of my work.

Click here to view my work for sale.

phone: (219) 926-5645

The modern glass movement allows artists to slump, cast and fuse glass to create dynamic new work. The texture and translucence of glass is transformed in the kiln by varying the temperature. The medium of glass offers her the most direct link between personal vision and completed work.

Judy received her B.A. at the College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL in 1966 and her M.Ed. from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN in 1985. She is a member of the Association of Artists and Craftsmen of Porter County, The Tall Grass Arts Association, the Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Council for Region 1 and is a founding board member of the Friends of Art at Valparaiso University. For 25 years she has been the Executive Director of the Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, and has served on the committee, including Art Fair Chairman, for the Chesterton Art Fair for over 20 years.

Throughout her career Judy has worked on commission pieces for businesses, churches and private patrons and collectors. Including:

Window, cabinet and light fixtures for Frank Lloyd Wright home in South Bend, IN

Ceilings for the Carnegie Center, Rensselaer, IN

NIPSCO Industries, Merrillville, IN

Tickets Now, St. Louis, MO

Edmond & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN

Augsburg Lutheran Church, Porter, IN

Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, St John, IN

Dr. Ronald Larcher, Lemont, IL

Judy has also shown her work in many local and national exhibitions.

For a complete resume or to inquire about a commission, please contact Judy at the phone number or email listed below. 

Stained Glass Tips 

  • Stained glass is an art form, so try to design your own work. Use your own photographs for ideas.
  • Keep your studio area organized. Put all of your tools in a toolbox. It's so easy to start leaving tools out, and suddenly your studio is in chaos! Our studios should be as clean as an operating room. (Don't look for pictures of mine.)
  • If you are working in a small space or on your kitchen table, then use the Morton system to collect shards of glass. If you work on several small pieces at one time, keep the pattern pieces on the Morton grid and stake them, for easy storage. Keep your studio cleaning towels separate for your laundry. Cotton dish towels are much cheaper than paper towels.
  • Buy a 100-watt soldering iron and keep it clean. A rheostat will control the temperature for beginners. Many companies make temperature controllers.
  • Talk to glass artists and ask them about tools and glass that they use.
  • With every piece you create, you will find something that you don't like about it. Maybe I should have used a different color of glass, or changed the position of the lead lines. That's a normal creative feeling, but we must all keep on working.