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.

THE ARTIST

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