Vermont artist Melanie Leppla has been working professionally with glass since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in 1986. Inspired by Japanese lanterns, her work is included in the Museum of American Craft and the Museum of American Glass.
Glass artists John Gilvey, Wendy Gilvey, Michael Benzer, and Jennifer Smith established Hudson Beach Glass Studio in 1987. Working in a renovated icehouse in the Hudson River Valley, they create both functional and sculptural glass objects. Their pieces are available in many colors with either a beach or jewel finish.