self-employed artist / designer for 35 years, I work
primarily in architectural, cast, and laminated glass.
I am personally involved in all phases of design,
fabrication, and installation.
harmoniously with the architectural statement and
the natural environment, art has the potential to
ease stress, induce a sense of calm and enrich lives.
Whether in a public corporate or liturgical space,
I seek to use a blend of the best traditional and
to collaborating with clients, design teams, architects,
committees, and general contractors - often with different
agendas - I strive for all to arrive at a unified
goal without sacrificing the aesthetics of a commission.
I expect to develop an approach to a site in consultation
with other professionals; to benefit from their expertise
as well as to share my own. This includes determining
appropriate materials to be incorporated. Whenever
possible, pieces are designed in a modular fashion
enabling enlargement, reduction, or relocation without
impacting the integrity of the concept.
consider my artwork as a visual point of departure
as each individual brings their own perspective. Like
cloud watching ... one is free to discover an unanticipated
aspect, to see something new within the familiar.
Eric Gulsrud operates a full service art studio based
in Tacoma, Washington providing original, one of a
kind designs in public, private, corporate, and liturgical
settings. Studio services range from initial conception
to the fabrication and installation of the final product.
Glasstudios, Taunusstein, Germany
Architectural art glass
Antique Glass, Seattle, WA
Custom hand blown glass
Moultine, Lakewood, WA
Installation, transportation and logistics
Stained Glass Studio, Issaquah, WA
Restoration and fabrication
Specialties, Seattle, WA
Eric Gulsrud takes the colors of light and elements
of chemistry to forge a bowl so beautiful it makes
the heart sing. Although glass is a product of human
creativity and ingenuity, Mark looks to nature for
inspiration. It is the spirit of strength yet fragility,
of form and function that he captures."
--Pat Burns, President, Miller-Dwan Foundation/Duluth,
appreciate the professional way that you handled the
design and installation process. You have truly blessed
our church, not only with a lasting addition of fine
art, but with your meaningful interpretation of our
faith and worship experience"
--David P. Gellert, Pastor, Forest Presbyterian Church,
hands-on approach to his materials from beginning
to end, combined with his formidable technical and
intuitive knowledge have all come together in a symphony
of light and color to create windows that are nothing
short of miraculous."
--Mary Lee Thompson-Goldsmith, Chairperson, Hitchcock
Presbyterian, Scarsdale, New York