Hi there my name is Helen.  I’m a native Michigander, born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit.

Art has always been a big part of my life going back to childhood days when I learned to paint, draw, tool leather, etc.  I give credit to my father who was very talented and encouraged me to explore my artistic abilities. Honestly art has just come natural to me as long as I can remember.

In 2012 Glass By Helen was born!  It’s a one woman show operating out of Morgan Hill, CA in a studio where I have 4 kilns that I use in fusing or kiln forming my glass.

My fused glass collections are personally designed and carefully executed, one-at-a-time, by hand in my studio, ensuring the highest possible quality. 

I’ve been commissioned by a couple of large companies.  One I’m especially proud of was the commission with Satellite Healthcare where I created artwork for 4 of the walls in their Gilroy, California kidney dialysis facility.  

My biggest enabler is my husband who helped me get my start as a glass artist by working out all of the details to install 3 kilns and helped get me set up in my studio.  He even had a hand in loading and unloading my kilns on a very large project that started the whole world of glass fusing as a business for me.

I gladly accept custom requests and especially enjoy working on custom designs because it gives me the chance to work one on one with my customers.

Hope your days sparkle as much as mine!  Thank you for checking out my website!

Custom Glass Commissions:

Satellite Healthcare Commission 
Gilroy, CA 
I hope my art is bringing smiles to all of their patients! 


Various Commissions:

Custom name plaque for Kyla.
Created by Helen Badarak