ChurnHill Glass

​​​Art from the flame

ChurnHill Glass is a one-woman operation, run by me, Laura Churn Hill. All of my work is made by melting glass in the flame of a torch in my studio in Tahoe City, California. This process  is called lampwork, named for the oil lamps used in the process historically. From the flame come tiny pieces of art in the form of beads, vessels, ornaments and accessories.  

My art journey began with oil painting as a child alongside my grandmother, and continued on in many forms, including formal education in photography and design at the University of Nevada, Reno. I first melted glass in 2005, and there has been no looking back.

Retail outlets:

North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

Trunk Show, 475 North Lake Tahoe Blvd, Tahoe City CA

Handmade at the Lake, 873 Tahoe Blvd, Suite 3, Incline Village, NV


The Ohio Museum of Glass, Lancaster, Ohio

Bead and Button Show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida

International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Seattle, Washington

The Arts Building Gallery, Auburn, California

North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City, California


Bead and Button publication “Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads” 

Flow Magazine “Women of Glass”.