With over three decades of experience refined by rigorous exploration of carving textures, Gessell remains intrigued by the fragility and strength of glass

Gessell designs from her love of balancing light and form. 

Her resulting sand-carved art is both mastery and marvel

that mystifies the observer.


Sandblast artist Polly Gessell consistently moves the boundaries of her carved glass by creating impossibly intricate layers of texture.

“What amazes me constantly is that this flat, lifeless piece of glass comes alive. And when it reveals its invisible pulse to me, my work is to extract that heartbeat.”  - Polly Gessell

Website Design by John Saxon

All Photographs by John Saxon except as noted

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For more information or quotes contact: Gessell Studios • (USA) 1 + 214-616-2430 or e-mail: gessellstudios@gmail.com



ASID Designer, Restaurateur, Product Designer

"Master glass artist Polly Gessell is one of the most innovative and inspiring artisans I ever had the pleasure of collaborating with.

Polly’s distinct artistry plays with light and form and makes every environment notably more exciting, elegant, whimsical and unique."