About Cherrie

Cherrie La Porte has been creating glass art for over 20 years in North County San Diego. Her designs reflect a distinctive, abstract contemporary style. Blazing new trails of creativity and originality in mosaic and fused glass, her unique glass art can be seen worldwide. Sculptures, custom mosaics and jewelry are collected by San Diego residents and tourists, as well as national and international collectors. Her glass installations can be seen in hospitals, corporate environments and as public art.

Combining the inspiration of the iconic surfboard form with the desire to make things beautiful, Cherrie has taken mosaic and fused glass art to a new level. Using recycled surfboards that have retired from the waves, she transforms them into an explosion of texture and color, each spinning it’s own story. These mosaic glass sculptures are artful conversation pieces that leave a lasting impression.

Cherrie’s goal is to continue expanding in the arts and creating beautiful pieces that inspire, heal and bring many smiles. Contact Cherrie to discuss a mosaic glass surfboard or a unique custom glass art project for you!


Cherrie La Porte

COLLECTIONS

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 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 ~ $18,250 to date

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]