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Lacey St. George Goddess of Glass ACEY ST. GEORGE , AKA Laceface Glass, never expected the fame she now bears in the glass smokeware industry, but now that she’s gained a podium, she’s not letting it go to waste. The Oregon-born artist is currently donating a portion of all her proceeds to various female-oriented charities and events. “Being a strong example for women has been a huge motivation for me to work as hard as I have been the last few years,” she says. St. George has been making pipes, as well as sculptural art and jewelry, for nearly a decade and in a largely male-dominated
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industry, her work stands out by embodying a richly feminine aesthetic. Her pipes are built in soft curves and wide angles, often featuring female figures and mythological symbolism. “The inner goddess is my muse. I tend to express myself metaphorically through my work, by creating female figures in various emotional and physical states.” Queen Isis, a stately piece she collaborated on with jewelry maker Jason Burruss, honors her muse by paying tribute to the Goddess of the Throne. Firestarter, a vibrant and richly colored creation, depicts a female head with a pyre of flames for hair, and the Cotton Candy Fairy is a swirling elegant study in pink glass. “The biggest contribution I would like to be remembered for is that in doing what I’m doing, other women will see that it is possible to do whatever you put your mind to in this world.”
Lacey plans to expand her work into glass sculptures for lighting and installations.