Cherrie La Porte’s career in art glass, mosaics and mixed media has spanned over 25 years in North County San Diego. Blazing new trails of creativity and originality, she focuses on creating unique glass sculptures stylizing a combination of fused, dichroic, stained glass, stones, mirror and tiles in an explosion of texture and color. Her abstract contemporary styled designs capture an array of texture, bold colors and eclectic forms are appealing to the eye while stirring and inspiring the imagination. Her large body of work is a varied mix of fused glass, mosaic, bronze, metal and found objects from glass jewelry to large architectural glass installations, and life size bronze sculptures, has been purchased and displayed in private homes and as public art in hospitals, gardens and corporate environments over her career. Clientele include many local hospitals, public libraries and gardens, San Diego residents and tourists as well as national and international collectors with a love for unique glass art. Her pieces engage conversations leaving a lasting impression with their brilliant colors and expressive motion. They tell a story stirring the viewer into uplifting, positive feelings. Cherrie has been teaching of fused glass and mosaics for 17 years. Her creative workshops and classes have spanned from teaching children to seniors. Teaching of art glass has inspired many students to start their own careers in fused glass. She loves to introduce others to their creative side. Her life exemplifies her passion for art, the garden and all things beautiful. She encourages clients, students, family and friends in their pursuit of an aesthetically balanced life. Her goal is to continue to expand in the arts publicly and create beautiful pieces that inspire, heal and bring many smiles. Cherrie lives in Del Dios Escondido CA. Her studio overlooks Lake Hodges where she offers Open Studio sale and Garden tours every three months or you can visit by appointment if you are interested in commissioning a piece of custom work. She is an avid gardening and adventurer. Her love is for her husband Jorge, friends, family, animals and nature and she is continually curious about the world around her.