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
Team Building Art Events
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.
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.
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
The Coast News Encinitas CA
Palomar College Telescope Newspaper
Escondido Downtown Magazine
San Diego Home and Garden December 2011
The BLVD Magazine 2009
Fox 5 News Morning Show featuring Glass Ranch 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
North County Times Healing Hearts Article 2007
Better Homes and Garden / Garden, Deck, Landscape Spring 2007
Contact Cherrie La Porte [email protected]