Maggie Spencer

          Unique Kiln-Formed Glass

My studio has been located in Laguna Canyon for over 30 years, and has been the site of dozens of exciting glass workshops year-round.  I exhibited in the Sawdust Art Festival for 23 consecutive years. I served for 7 years as Chair, 2 years as Trustee, for the Sawdust Art Enrichment Fund. 


The Studio Cat has retired to a comfortable home life.

About the Artist

     Born into the exuberant post-war era, I saw the middle-American lifestyles becoming a little less conventional, the binds of tradition loosening. Bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations were revitalizing American decor. Architecture was defying gravity with wild angles and pronounced shapes. Pan-Asian and Tiki influences provided a hep vibe.
     Through  cultural revolutions, including the civil-rights movement, the Vietnam War, the struggle for gender equality, and the fall of Communism, my generation developed a defiance of the norm with outlandish culture and pronounced urbanity.
     Whether it is cosmic 50’s, psychedelic 60’s, graffiti 70’s, or the aging boomers’ desire for a simpler “Feng Shui” way of life, I strive to capture the exhilarating mood that defined my life. 
     I love working with color and texture. I continually learn new glass techniques that keep my art work evolving, energetic and exciting. I fire my kiln every day, experimenting and observing how the glass reacts with other objects, such as copper, steel, and basic elements. 

    I live and work in Laguna Beach, California. My Artwork resides with many prominent private collectors in California, Texas, New York, and internationally. I also have taught Art Classes in the technique of Glass Art.