Glass Artist and Studio

About Me

My Background


 I am a glass artist, fashion designer and writer, as well as a professor at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. I specialize in kiln-formed glass and hold regular classes and workshops for aspiring glass artists.     

My Shows


I combine my love of fashion and glass into a unique form of wearable glass including corsets, bandeaus, and swimwear which have appeared on catwalks at the:  

  • Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC 
  •  Centre Des Sciences de Montreal, Canada  
  • The Glass Art Society’s Conference shows in Corning, NY and Toledo, OH  
  • Sinaca Studio in Fort Worth, TX  
  • WMODA in Dania Beach, FL   
  • Benzaitan Center for Creative Arts, Lake Worth, FL

My Inspiration


I explore theories of fashion and glass in relation to the consumer culture by focusing on women, gender, image and memory. One of the challenges I faced with creating wearable glass was developing a technique that followed the form of the female body. 

Classes and Events

Upcoming Workshop at WMODA in Dania Beach, FL.  Call 954-376-6690 to register.

Kiln- Formed Glass Classes

5 Week Sessions or individual class

Tuesday Evenings from



Wednesday Afternoons from

1:30- 4:30


$235 for 5 week session or $50 per class includes:

· instruction by glass artist

· assortment of accessory glass

o frit

o stringers

o bits and pieces

o recycled glass

· firing of 18”x18” shelf per week

· use of tools and equipment

Glass will be available to purchase or students can bring their own Bullseye Glass.

Additional firings are available at $35    


Artist of the Month at the Benzaitan Center for the Creative Arts: March 22-24, 2018

Great Event! Check out the photos in the Gallery.


Workshops available on and offsite


Workshops for up to 20 participants offsite or 6 participants at the studio.

Workshop themes can be customized such as:

· First Fusing- beginner

· Wine Down- make a cheese plate and knife while sipping on wine

· Mask making

· Art Deco wall art

· Make glass Mezuzahs

· Self Portraits

Develop your own Body of Work

Students are encouraged to learn the basics of glass fusing and then envision and create their own art collection.    

Additional Days or times available including workshops


Please reserve a seat! All classes are limited to 5 students and all class fees must be paid prior to the start of a session.


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Contact Me

Chelsea Rousso Glass Studio

267 Hibiscus Ave. Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308

(954) 881-9858