Gypsea Glass

Kristen Pickett first began flameworking in Charlotte, N.C. more than twentyfive years ago, under the instruction of Richard McCleary of "The Lost Art". This artist's glassblowing co-op also operated the Glass Shop at Carowinds, a theme park on the border of the Carolinas. She continued her creative pursuit of expression through pottery, painting, and jewelry making while simultaneously balancing a nursing career and raising a family. Kristen now devotes the majority of her time to glassworking in her home studio on beautiful Jekyll Island, GA. Gypsea spirit prevailing, she travels frequently back and forth to her new studio in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. She enjoys the laidback tropical lifestyle and the jammin' music from her husband's band, The WharfRatz, of which she is also the managing agent. you can also find me at