Gerbe Glass LLC
4119 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Flame Worked Art Glass.
Bernadette Gerbe, artist.

Gerbe Glass studio and retail boutique is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. We specialize in flame-worked glass items, including jewelry, unique handmade gifts, contemporary sculpture, and custom home interiors. Each one-of-a-kind piece is crafted with superior attention to quality, detail, and aesthetics.

Bernadette Gerbe, Owner and Proprietor, performs on-site demonstrations and teaches classes about glass art-making. She specializes in working with borosilicate materials; is passionate about networked glass design; and loves connecting with customers and glass enthusiasts to create interesting pieces for special moments, events, and spaces.
About the Artist

Since my Grandma taught me to sew at age 5, I have had my hands in one creative endeavor or another.  When I became a stay-at-home-mom/empty-nester, my creativity took on a new dimension.

Three months after taking my first flame-worked glass class, I put a studio in my garage.  Now I have trouble fitting in things like dinner and laundry!  To say I am addicted to my torch may be an understatement.

I love coming up with new color combinations for my glass creations; beads, sculptures, ornaments and door pulls.

Gerbe Glass is up and running in the center of hip, artsy Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh!  I am often found melting glass right in the storefront window!  Stop by and say hi!

Bernadette Gerbe

What is Flame-worked art glass?

I use a torch that burns natural gas and oxygen and rods of borosilicate glass. The working temperature of boro is around 2200 degrees. I use heat, gravity and a few tools to manipulate the glass into all sorts of creations. All my pieces are properly annealed in a digital kiln for strength and durability.
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