Etta Kostick is a glass artist out of Chicago, originally from rural Massachusetts. She was first introduced to glass by her parents, who taught me lampworking (a form of glassblowing) at the age of seven. At twelve she began selling glass beads, small necklace bottles, and pendants to local stores around New England.
Upon moving to Chicago, Etta began experimenting with stained glass and began teaching herself techniques in her spare time. Over the years Etta's fascination with glass and metal-work has led her to pursue different methods of manipulating glass, including jewelry incorporating techniques such as hand faceting glass, fusing glass with metal inclusions, and combining stained glass with intricate metal work. Currently larger format designs, such as suncatchers are the focus. Metal shapes incorporate negative space as part of the overall design. Etta loves the transformative properties that occur when integrating multiple materials together.