Kathleen Sheard and Icefire Glassworks present

Conservation-Themed Kiln-Formed Glass Campaign

A Benefit for Species Across the Globe

Each month, starting in July and through part of 2024, Icefire Glassworks will introduce a limited edition series of kiln-formed glass by conservation artist Kathleen Sheard. Kathleen is a passionate advocate for the environment, and the species that depend on it. 1/3 of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces will benefit a particular species and a non-profit organization that champions that animal. View all the anticipated beneficiaries…

Texas Sealife Center

For February, we are supporting the Australian Flatback Sea Turtle, and our chosen organization is the Care For Hedland Environmental Association. The association is a non-profit that partners with Hedland stakeholders to provide programs that protect the environment and its animals.

There is currently limited population data about the Flatback, and the Turtle Monitoring Program helps with that. The Turtle Monitoring Program has two key goals: to educate and bring awareness of the local species and encourage positive methods for human interaction with the Flatback; and to collect data concerning Flatback turtle activity at the Cemetery Beach and Pretty Pool Beach nesting sites that will be used to provide an indication of the nesting and hatchling populations at Hedland and to provide best guide management plans for the area.

Progress on Tea Cup Crevasse Coral Reef

Progress on Tea Cup Crevasse Coral Reef

A couple months ago when I started to transfer Panel Four parts, (Hawksbill) closer to the assembly table,  I realised that I had to cut the clear silhouettes, that provide definition and depth for all 5 panels,  before Panel Four critters and coral were upside down on their base glass panel.  ...
December at Vitreluxe

December at Vitreluxe

I was at Vitreluxe LLC, in Portland, Oregon, with Lynn, Matt and Jes, blowing out my conservation vessels on the hot glass studio floor.Shown in the images are the vessels.A percentage of the sale of each one of these vessels will go to the designated non profit for the work they are ...

NEW: Vessels for Conservation: A percentage of the sale of each one of these vessels will go to the designated non profit for the work they are doing to help specific endangered species.

Kathleen Sheard is a wildlife artist who produces a wide variety of custom designed fine art glass. Her glass micro mosaic kiln formed glass fine art includes wall pieces, discs, spiritual reliquaries, rondelles, artist studies, and kiln cast sculpture .

Sea Otter Wax with Glass Urchin
Seeking investor for sea otter casting. More details…

Kathleen’s workshops, shows and events are extremely popular. Find out more…

Kathleen’s subject matter features African wildlife art/safari art, Northwest wildlife art/mountain or Rocky Mountain art and marine with special interest in the threatened and endangered sea turtles. This website serves as an online gallery for Kathleen Sheard’s fine art glass.

Although every effort will be made to keep these pages up to date, we cannot guarantee availability of the pieces shown here.

Kathleen Sheard is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, and Artists for Conservation Foundation.


Artists for Conservation honors Kathleen Sheard as recipient of the AFC Monthly Conservation Artist Award – October 2015

“…for the combination of her artistic excellence and an outstanding contribution to the conservation cause.”

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