Nancy “CeCe” Sutton

I’m a self-taught glass artist, but have been making jewelry and quilts and all kinds of things all my life. My designs have been described as whimsical, and I love the organic look of decorative soldering.


Born in Orange County, NY, I moved to Alabama at age 12. I lived in the south for 50 years and finally made it to Central New York several years ago.


I don’t like to make the same thing more than once, so each item has an element of individuality to it. I’m never happier than when I’m making something and I think it shows in my work!

Diane Chepko-Sade

I have always enjoyed art and studied painting as a schoolgirl, but art took a back seat when I left for college and pursued a career in biology. As a biologist, I studied animals in their natural environments and I have been inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature. Now that I am semi-retired, and my sons are grown, I once again find expression in artistic endeavors.


My art consists of fusing my own glass shapes and colors in a kiln. This involves placing smaller pieces of glass on a larger piece and heating them to their melting temperature in a kiln so they fuse together. With the kiln my husband bought me for Christmas, I taught myself to create pictures of frogs, dragonflies, birds and other creatures.


I’ve taken several weekend courses in flame working glass at the Corning Museum of Glass and in 2013 took a week-long course in fused glass. My artist-instructors helped me raise my glass working skills to a higher level.