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 March (our final campaign), we are supporting the Green Sea Turtle, and our chosen organization is Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, which opened in Melbourne, Florida in April 2014. The facility includes two separate holding facilities with a total of 14 tanks for sea turtle care. About 100 patients are seen at the Healing Center each year.

Patients are brought to the Healing Center for various reasons. In addition to providing much-needed rest, experienced staff and dedicated volunteers use a combination of medication, surgeries, and nutrition to nurse the turtles back to health and, ideally, return them to the water. Their veterinary team is always looking for new, innovative treatments.

The STHC at Brevard Zoo has made a tremendous impact on the community and it’s time to expand. Brevard Zoo’s second campus, an aquarium, begins construction in fall 2024 and will feature a state-of-the-art Sea Turtle Care Complex. This additional facility will allow the organization to support the rehabilitation and release of many more sea turtles in need.

Sea turtles are a defining part of the Melbourne community, and the Sea Turtle Healing Center is integral to rescuing these beloved animals!

Sea Turtle Healing Center

Sea Turtle Healing Center

I have been in the Sea Turtle Healing Center and Brevard Zoo. The Sea Turtle Healing Center is a private hospital/rehab facility with an exemplary staff/volunteers that work to help save endangered sea turtle species. I hope to volunteer there after my move.In the near future they will be ...
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.  ...

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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