Owner-artist, Michele Parrish has over 30 years of commercial and fine art experience. Ms. Parrish received her art degree from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in 1976, graduating with Best Portfolio honor. She has received numerous awards and commissions for her artwork; has also taught several art courses at Bauder College, Ft. Lauderdale. She has been designing carved and etched glass since 1982. Michele enjoys working in different mediums, but carved glass and kiln-formed glass are her favorites.
“I have a variety of designs to choose from or I can design something uniquely your own. I have taken inspiration from my clients’ wallpaper, fabrics, oriental rugs, & landscape plants. I can design something that reflects your interests, such as: fishing, golf, pets, or your business logo.”
Many art glass studios boast of their experience in etched glass, when truth be told they are including their years as stained glass artisans. No one on the Treasure Coast and few elsewhere have specifically been creating carved and etched glass since 1982. Also be aware that many art glass studio owners hire artists to do their designs. The great artwork you see in their portfolios may not be what their current artist is capable of producing. Here at Sandcastle Studio, what you see is what you get, all original designs by artist owner, Michele Parrish.