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Ways to Shop:

 

Upcoming Markets:

6/1 - Queer Bazaar at Tucson Hop Shop, 5-9pm

6/15 - Monsoon Market at the Coalition Space, 6-10pm (hosted by #ThisIsTucson)

 

Retail Venues (in Tucson, AZ):

- Cero Tucson - potted cacti and hanging pieces

- Hotel McCoy - hanging pieces

- Pop Cycle Shop - potted cacit and hanging pieces

- Sugar Lips Skin Boutique - potted cacti

- Tucson Botanical Gardens gift shop - potted cacti

 

Click Here to see my entire inventory and comment to purchase. 

About TGD

I'm Alex. I’m the artist/owner of The Glass Desert. I have been working with glass since 2004. Originally from CT, I moved to Tucson at the end of 2005 and never looked back. It took many years for my appreciation of desert plants to develop. In 2015, I started learning about our Sonoran Desert flora by volunteering at several local non-profits including Native Seeds/SEARCH and the Community Food Bank Farm + Garden Program. Later that year, I became a Pima County Certified Master Gardener. I continue to cultivate an interest in strange and wonderful desert plants and incorporate them into our home garden. Translating them into glass was almost instinctual.

My work is Modern Stained Glass home decor inspired by the Sonoran Desert. Each piece evokes the personality of our desert environment and allows people to bring a small piece of that home with them. They are great for plant lovers with green or black thumbs - wonderful home decor for the modern desert lover.

In all of my life, I strive to live as lightly as I can. I think about every choice I make and how it will impact the bigger picture - each plastic bag I refuse, each time I refill my metal water bottle, my choice not to have children. I bring these same ideals into my glasswork. Most of the glass I use is vintage, each mug/pot is repurposed, and I use recycled packaging materials. TGD's products are low footprint and high quality so when you shop with me, you can know that you are doing good in the world and taking a small step to reduce our impact on the planet. Thank you!

Check out this great

Meet your Makers article about The Glass Desert from Tucson.com from May 12, 2020!

Happy Customers

What People Have Said

I have lost count of how many unique and lovely pieces I’ve purchased from this Artist. Alex’s work is always evolving, trying new designs that are always one of a kind and imaginative. Knowing that she implements sustainable practices makes it all the better. I might say I have an ADDICTION!! if it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right ❤️🌵❤️ - Alaina C. 

I'm constantly impressed and amazed by Alex's creativity! The quality of her work and originality of her art is so authentic. I highly recommend her pieces for your home and as gifts...they truly brighten up ANY space!!- Jennica K.

I love the mix of quirky tea cups and beautiful stained glass. Have purchased a couple as gifts. Wanting one for my office now! - Kelly S.

Nice to see well made original ideas and a nice smile as well 😊 - Anonymous


I have a beautiful "cactus in a cup" on my windowsill and it makes me smile every morning! I've given several as gifts, too, and people LOVE them! Such beautiful and creative art. - Elizabeth T.S.


absolutely stunning work. ordered from out of state and she made it happen. it arrived in one piece and i am in love with it. worth every cent. definitely recommend. - Sylvia B.

What a beautiful collection. I just love everything Alex makes. Her style and creativity is beyond lovely. If you haven't seen her pieces in person, you really must! A perfect tribute to the Sonoran Desert we call home. 💜 🌵 - Rebecca W.

All her work is beautiful, artistic and top quality. She is always coming up with creative new ideas in design and containers. I couldn’t be happier with the beautiful piece that she did for me. I look forward to making more purchases in the future. - Cindie H.

TGD is one of my favourite small businesses located in Southern Arizona. Alex, the owner is insanely creative and talented. TGD's potted stained glass cacti and succulents offer the perfect solution for those who may have a less than green thumb or anyone who loves the look of colorful luminescent modern glass art. My favorite are the saguaro pendants, I have a few different colors in my personal collection. If supporting small local businesses is of utmost importance to you and you LOVE stained glass and all things DESERT. TGD will become your favorite new shop! Like and follow on FB, IG, Etsy and if you are local, TGD items can be found at various gift shops and businesses around Tucson and many craft fairs throughout the year! TGD art makes the best unique gifts! - Megan T.

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