Dos Sirenas Glass Studio was established in 2006 by two artists fresh from an intensive glass artist apprenticeship - Candy Armstrong and Terese Butler. While each has a distinctive style, the artists draw upon each other for inspiration. Over the years they have honed their skills and continue to develop new techniques to delight their customers. It is their sincere hope that you will see the Dos Sirenas mantra shine through every unique piece:
Have fun and it will be reflected in your artwork!
Dos Sirenas Glass Studio designs and produces very diverse types of fused glass art using methods that involve stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass, often of different shapes and colors. The pieces are then placed in the kiln and heated to temperatures up to 1500 degrees until the separate glass pieces bond together. The amount of time and temperature vary depending on the design. Most designs require multiple firings: one to fully fuse the glass, additional one or two firings to add design elements and dimensionality, and a final firing to mold it into the shape it was designed for. This final process is called slumping which allows the creation of larger, functional pieces like dishes, bowls, plates and trays.
The Double “S” Series is a geometric exploration that has the depth you will not find in traditional fused glass art pieces.
It is our mission to provide a palate of designs that will meet the most diverse tastes.
Stunning sunsets, majestic mountains, and intriguing flora provide an abundance of subjects to create striking scenes.
Backsplash inserts, full backsplashes, window treatments and garden art are ways to set your home apart.
Surprise your guests with one-of-a-kind partyware that is sure to add a sparkle to any evening.
The artists' friendship was forged years before they began their fused glass apprenticeship. Candy and Terese - and their husbands - met while on a scuba diving trip sponsored by a local dive shop. It didn’t take them long to realize that their mutual love of the ocean and all its interesting creatures would lead to a great friendship.
The two spent the next fifteen years taking dive trips around the world, photographing all the oceans had to offer. As they planned for retirement from the corporate world, Terese and Candy chose fused glass as the medium to further their creativity. The company name “Dos Sirenas”, which translates to “Two Mermaids”, and the logo of two mermaid tails, combines the artists' love of the water and the desire to have it reflected in many of their art pieces.