My name is Laurie Freivogel and Kiku Handmade is my glass studio located just outside Chicago, Illinois. While I've been creating ever since I can remember, glass fusing is relatively new to me. My love of glass started when I bought a fused glass pendant at an art fair – it was the first time I had ever noticed fused glass. I was totally drawn in by the texture, the molten-liquid-turned-solid moment, the transparency of the vibrant turquoise balanced with the organic, opaque red inclusion.


September 06

Penrod Arts Fair

Indianapolis, IN

September 13 to September 14

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Chicago, IL


Chicago Art Girls Blog

Why write a blog when others will do it for/about you?

As you may or may not know, I am a card-carrying member of the Chicago Art Girls.

"Space" Feature in the Chicago Reader

Who stinks at blogging?  I stink at blogging.  Yeesh, please forgive while I try to reset my brain from making to writing.  In the meantime, check out

Free Halloween Kitty pin with purchase!

I love Halloween, but sadly I no longer have time to decorate the yard with foam core tombs and scary skeletons.  I do have a handful of vintage decorations for the inside - skulls, cats and witches - and I have a good amount of Dia de los Muertos calaveras out all the ti