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Jesse Kelly Glass

American Made Since 2003

Jesse Kelly

Seattle, Washington
As a glass artist I create beautiful blown glass for outdoors and interior spaces. My garden sculptures add color and texture to your landscape.
Garden

Tell us about your business.

I started blowing glass at 18. I had finished high school and not sure what to do. My mom said either college or get a job! I got a job at a local Seattle glass company as an apprentice in the hot shop. I worked to learn the skills needed to blow glass for two years. Then as a skilled glass blower. I continued to work as a production glass blower for 8 years. This is how you learn to blow glass, is by doing it over and over again. As I perfected my trade, I also worked on the artistic side. By taking classes, and workshops. Plus my mother is an influence. She is a glass artist and an inspiration. I left my job in 2003 to start my own business, Jesse Kelly Glass in Seattle. I work as a glass artist, blowing glass. My focus is working with color & pattern. My garden installations create a vibrant arrangement of colors and texture. Bringing joy to any landscape. Each day is a new opportunity & challenge. Which I find exciting. Glass is full of surprises & a great way to make a living.

What makes your business stand out?

My skill as a glass blower, my ability to work with color and design. I enjoy working with clients. I'm a people person!

What's the best business advice you've received?

Just keep working!
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