About DeMoss Glass Art

Husband and wife team Jesse & Shelly DeMoss live, laugh and create their art in the rugged mountains New Meadows, Idaho. High school sweethearts, the two both received their degrees from Boise State University and have been married since 2002. They began working with glass in 2005 when Jesse's mom gave him a box full of lampworking supplies, including a torch. Now, neither one can imagine a life void of glass art. The duo specializes in pendants, marbles, stemware, interior hardware, bottle stoppers, lighting and sculptures.

Jesse has been recognized as one of the top glass artists in his field today and is proud to have launched his career as a self-taught artist. "I greatly credit living in a remote part of the world for the opportunity to develop a style that is unique and my own. It is kind of like an artistic incubator, being cradled by such natural beauty, but far from the influence of other styles." Jesse is most known for his signature techniques, including his realistic eyeballs, unusual use of graal (sandblast imagery) and murrini landscapes that have been compared to paintings. His work often is whimsical and represents his fun-loving sense of humor. A few of his most recent achievements include being awarded the Glasscraft Emerging Artist award and the honor of a permanent collection in the Kobe Glass Art Museum in Japan.

Jesse & Shelly DeMoss

Jesse's passion for glass was contagious and soon the shop was being expanded so that Shelly could work alongside him. She specializes in pendants, particularly floral designs. "The best compliment is when people ask, 'How did you get that flower in there?' assuming it might be real. I love that."

Avid travelers, they have created a buzz around what they call their Finder's Keepers Series. They embed their glass art into rocks and leave them for the unsuspecting passerby on trails and beaches around the world. These small works of art have been left from South America to Japan.

Jesse and Shelly are excited by where they have been and where they have yet to go with glass. "I can't imagine a better life than waking each morning on our family ranch over looking the expansive beauty of Meadows Valley where we were both raised, walking with our morning coffee up to our glass studio and the excitement of creating art with my best friend. We are blessed." says Shelly. Today their work can be found in galleries, museums and private collections around the globe.

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DeMoss Glass Art Studio       Jesse and Shelly DeMoss        PO Box 682       McCall, Idaho  83638