About Me

​​​Shara Funari Glass

I began my journey with glass in 2004 at a small production glass blowing studio in San Antonio's vibrant Southtown Arts District. Gaining the full experience of day-to-day operations in the hot shop, I learned the ropes as gaffer's assistant, production manager and shop tech. From 2008-2010, I studied glass blowing at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. Living and learning among other artists and mediums in a craft focused environment enabled me to expand on process and design. From 2011-2015, I owned and operated East Side Glass Studio in Austin, TX where my experience with glass was enriched by instructing workshops, hosting glass blowing demo events and creating an upcycled glass product line. Currently, I am a co-founder, resident artist and instructor at Ghost Pepper Glass in Austin, TX. My dog Dotti goes to work with me most days... she takes the weekends off!

Made in Texas