Glass Documentary

My co-director Patrick Coursey just uploaded a much better quality video of our documentary project from last year. You can also find it in the video section of this website. Enjoy!!

"McFadden Glass Art"
Produced and Directed by: Patrick Coursey, Savanna Leigh
Edited by: Patrick Coursey, Savanna Leigh, Greg Hindman

Melting Vase

A new project- blown glass into a wooden mold, then shaped as a vase.

Here's how it was made:

And how it turned out:

Also, here's a new bowl I made on Friday the 5th:

Walking Landscape 2 @ Gallery 788

Some photos of my work from Gallery 788's November Show

788 Washington Blvd. 
Baltimore, MD, 21230
Thurs:  5:00 pm - 9:00pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun:12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Holiday Sale

Christmas is coming up fast, and people are asking me about glass presents. Here's the info!!

I'll be selling glass ornaments and bowls at the Towson Holiday Sale. This is your best chance to chose from a
wide selection of colors and styles.
Ornaments will be $15-$30, and bowls will be $80-$150

Center of the Arts Ceramics Studio Room 3012

Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Start your holiday shopping by attending this annual event! The ceramic students and faculty present functional and fine art ceramic works for sale. A vast selection of hand crafted items, including stoneware,
earthenware and fanciful objects will be available.
Admission is free.


I also do custom orders and commissions with a
two week advanced notice.
Send me an email!

Esty coming soon...


(as my fellows call it)

I decided to make a stop motion animation of my sculptural process. Here's just a peek.

Rough Cut- it still needs audio and color correction
This will be continued through the entirety of this sculpture's process. 
Shot on a Canon DSLR Eos. Edited in Final Cut Pro 7.


Leaning tower of geography.

Each set of glued wood is left overnight to set. Then those stacks are glued to one another, and then again, slowly gluing the entire tower together. The whole thing is about 4 feet tall so far. It's hard to do all this clamping alone, but here's a trick I figured out- Clamp down the clamps! Then you have a free hand to add more clamps. Also, don't get your skin caught in the slides. Blood blisters.

Clamp Round #1

Clamp Round #2

 Clamp Round #3

There's probably 3-4 more rounds of clamping. Then I get to carve it all smooth.