Karen Caldwell of Sunflower Glass Studio in Stockton, New Jersey is part of a duo working in glass. Karen and her husband Geoff started Sunflower Glass over 34 years ago. The couple has developed these past decades with a strong influence in traditional stained glass, doing commissions for residential and sacred spaces.
In addition to their custom work, Karen's newest work is in fused glass. She makes tableware using silver leaf that reacts with the base glass creating wonderful color combinations. Karen uses several color tints that fuse with the silver leaf that creates beautiful, rich elements in the glass.
For several years, Karen has been specializing in botanical inclusions using powder glass, adorning both platters and window hangings. Recently, Karen and Geoff have been working together using botanical fused glass inclusions and along with Geoff's hand painted insects and birds to create unique glass windows. In 2012 they were finalists in the Niche Awards at the Buyers Market of American Crafts.