Fusion Art Glass features glass and other artistic works from more than 150 independent North American artists. Started over 20 years ago by local glass artist Russa Gilbert to showcase his own works, the studio has grown to become a destination gallery for many people who visit Santa Rosa Beach or other parts of the Florida Panhandle.
The works at Fusion Art Glass have expanded far beyond Russa Gilbert’s personal creations, as the gallery now features pieces from more than 150 North American artists. Many of the independent artists’ works are glass pieces, including both functional and decorative ones. You’ll also find a wide selection of jewelry and some other pieces too, though.
Because the gallery has so many different artists and pieces, there is quite a range of prices. Whether you’re on a limited budget or have money to spend, you’ll be able to find something within your price range here.
Glass art is beautiful, and many of the colors used reflect the spirit of Santa Rosa Beach and Florida at large. This is the perfect souvenir in many ways, and you’ll find the perfect piece for your home here at Fusion Art Glass.
A few of our favorite pieces at Fusion Art Glass include:
Silver Blue Shell
From the McDermott Glass Studio, the Silver Blue Shell is a glass conch shell. Perfectly shaped, it’s a beautiful centerpiece for any natural shell collection. (Carefully) hold it up to your ear, and you can still hear the ocean that it never was in.
Spider Iridescent Wine Glass
There are many elegant wine glasses that are simultaneously aesthetic and functional pieces, but one of the most picked-up glasses is the Spider Iridescent Wine Glass by Romeo. The glasses dreamy blue and purple hues complement red, white and rose wines’ colors nicely.
Blue Dichroic Shard
The Blue Dichroic Shard by Goerge C. Scott transforms your basic overhead light into a remarkable fixture. Far more handsome than anything you’ll find in a big-box store, this brings a major upgrade to any room with a ceiling light.
Reef Oil Cousteau Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscopes take advantage of the many patterns that light and glass beads can make, and the devices are especially remarkable when they’re made from glass themselves. The Reef Oil Cousteau Kaleidoscope ahs a dark exterior that contrasts with the bright beads in its drum, and it sits on a stand for prominent displaying.
1715 Fleet Shipwreck
Among all of the clear and translucent glass, the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck pendant stands out because of how opaque and worn it is. The piece is truly intriguing, though, as it’s a coin from the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreckage that’s located off of Florida’s coast. The coin is framed by gold that sets it off well.
Worried about how you’ll bring a piece home? Talk with the staff about shipping options. They’re experts at safely packaging items, and shipping is free if your purchase is $150 or more. Under that price point, shipping costs are reasonably priced.