About Cherrie

Cherrie La Porte’s career in art glass, mosaics and mixed media has spanned over 25 years in North County San Diego. Blazing new trails of creativity and originality, she focuses on creating unique glass sculptures stylizing a combination of fused, dichroic, stained glass, stones, mirror and tiles in an explosion of texture and color.  Her abstract contemporary styled designs capture an array of texture, bold colors and eclectic forms are appealing to the eye while stirring and inspiring the imagination.  Her large body of work is a varied mix of fused glass, mosaic, bronze, metal and found objects from glass jewelry to large architectural glass installations, and life size bronze sculptures, has been purchased and displayed in private homes and as public art in hospitals, gardens and corporate environments over her career. Clientele include many local hospitals, public libraries and gardens, San Diego residents and tourists as well as national and international collectors with a love for unique glass art.  Her pieces engage conversations leaving a lasting impression with their brilliant colors and expressive motion. They tell a story stirring the viewer into uplifting, positive feelings.

Cherrie has been teaching of fused glass and mosaics for 15 years.  Her creative workshops and classes have spanned from teaching children to seniors.  Teaching of art glass has inspired many students to start their own careers in fused glass. She loves to introduce others to their creative side.

Her life exemplifies her passion for art, the garden and all things beautiful.  She encourages clients, students, family and friends in their pursuit of an aesthetically balanced life. Her goal is to continue to expand in the arts publicly and create beautiful pieces that inspire, heal and bring many smiles.

Cherrie lives in Del Dios Escondido CA. Her studio overlooks Lake Hodges where she offers Open Studio tours once a month or you can visit by appointment.  She is an avid gardening and beekeeper.  Her love is for her boyfriend, friends, family, animals and nature and she is continually curious about the world around her.

Contact Cherrie to create a custom piece for your home, garden or corporate setting.

Custom Glass Designs
Fused Glass Jewelry and Sculpture
Corporate and Public Art
Glass Workshops
Team Building Art Events
Mosaic Installations


Cherrie La Porte

COLLECTIONS

Vista Library Mosaic Panels 2017

San Diego Magazine ~ Selected Mosaic Surfboard for the Best of San Diego August 2014

The Water Conservation Garden Butterfly Pavilion Glass Archway El Cajon, CA  April 2014

Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Lobby Oceanside CA
Installation of three mosaic glass surfboards permanent collection July 2013

Kaiser Permanente Hospital Oceanside CA
Installation of two mosaic glass surfboards permanent collection May 2014

Numerous Glass Artworks in Private Collections throughout USA and Mexico.


EXHIBITIONS

Escondido Arts Partnership Exhibit 2017 – 2017

California Center for the Art ~ Hubcap Exhibition 2017

Escondido Arts Partnership Exhibit 2015 1st place winner

Mingei International Museum  Surf Craft Event  San Diego, CA November 2014

Solana Beach City Hall Private Exhibition Solana Beach, CA October 2013

Catch Restaurant Selected Solo Exhibit Carlsbad CA February 2012

Nofufi Gallery Selected Solo Exhibit Encinitas CA February 2003

Owner and Partner of Glass Ranch Studio  Escondido CA 2004 – 2012


PHILANTHROPY ~  My Donated Glass Art ~ $28,350 to date

Surfboards on Parade Huntington Beach 2016
Bubble Up surfboard donated raising $4000 for skin cancer research.

Glass Ballet Slipper Southern California Ballet

Guitarra de Colores Museum of Making Music

Panache Art Gala Escondido Art Gallery La Monarch Necklace 

EcoLife Conservation Foundation 12th Anniversary Gala ~ La Catrina Glass Guitar Oct 2015

The Water Conservation Garden Enchanted Garden Gala ~ Glass Chimes Oct 2015

Museum of Making Music Gala ~ Donated Mosaic fused glass guitar Oct 2015

Surfrider Foundation Gala  ~ Donated Surfboard Art “Universe” May 2015

Southern California Ballet Gala ~ Donated Mosaic Glass Guitar March 2015

San Diego County Medical Foundation Gala ~ Donated Mosaic Glass Heart Feb 2015

Water Conservation Garden Gala Fundraiser ~ Donated Art Surfboard Oct 2014

Switchfoot Bro Am Charity Gala Fundraiser ~ Donated Art Surfboard July 2014

California Surf Museum Exhibition of Jr Seau Memorial Tribute Surfboard ~

Donated to the Jr Seau Foundation August 2012

San Diego Botanical Garden Gala Fundraiser  ~ Donated Art Surfboard 2013

EcoLife Foundation Gala Fundraiser Donated Mosaic Surfboard September 2012

Stone Brewing Company ~ Donated Mosaic Surfboard  July 2012

La Mision Children’s Fundraiser Baja Mexico ~ Donated Mosaic Surfboards 2013 and 2014

Surfrider Foundation Gala  Fundraiser ~ Donated Surfboard 2011

 

PRESS
North County Times Seau Surfboard at California Surf Museum

NBC Sports Dedicated Seau Surfboard video

San Diego Union Tribune BLOG

The Coast News Encinitas CA

Palomar College Telescope Newspaper

Escondido Downtown Magazine

San Diego Home and Garden December 2011

Escondido City Magazine 2010

The BLVD Magazine 2009

Fox 5 News Morning Show featuring Glass Ranch 2009

Pacific San Diego Magazine 2009

North County Times Sprawning Fish by Fire Video 2008

San Diego Tribune Blown Away Article 2008

Rancho Santa Fe Review Healing Hearts Articles 2007

San Diego Union Tribune Article 2007

North County Times Healing Hearts Article 2007

Better Homes and Garden / Garden, Deck, Landscape Spring 2007

San Diego Union Home and Garden Glass Act 2006

San Diego Union Tribune Video 2006

OffBeat America HGTV Show 2006

San Diego Union Tribune Fire it up Article 2005

 

Contact Cherrie La Porte  [email protected]