Melissa Paxton has been creating fine art in glass and painting since 1977. Her area of expertise covers the spectrum of art glass techniques and includes kiln-forming, sand-carving, painting, laminating, and metal gilding. She and her staff have completed thousands of custom commissions for private residences and public art projects such as library murals in carved and gilded glass, steel and glass botanical sculptures, back-lighted wall of cast glass crystals, carved table tops, and carved glass vessel sinks and bowls.
Melissa and her husband and business partner Joe Price retired from custom glasswork in 2019. Since then, Melissa has been focused on oil and watercolor painting and teaching glass art seminars. This has been a wonderful journey and it feels great to reach a place of less stress and time away from the world of trade shows and employees. Now Melissa spends her days making art, traveling and hiking in nature, designing for fashion and home décor and working on land and wildlife preservation projects. Joe has begun building one or two custom homes a year and is enjoying the more relaxed pace they have set for their lives.