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.


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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