Today we’re excited to feature Lizz Klaras of LK Custom Creations! We love how she took her love of painting and turned it into a career — making her work stand out by using glass as her canvas! Her pieces are not only unique works of art, but are also completely usable! She’s truly inspired by her surroundings, creating glassware that has amazing depictions of nature and animals — they’re sure to make a statement in your own collection! Her brand’s story will definitely inspire you in your own creative pursuits, so keep reading to hear more about how she got her start, and to see the gorgeous transformations she gives these glasses and plates!
: Tell us a little about yourself.
: I am a freelance artist from a very small town in Illinois. My husband is in the military so we are currently stationed in Chesapeake, VA and we love it! I have a five year old daughter who is very interested in art and is often found in my studio acting as my assistant.
: How did you get started with LK Custom Creations and hand painting glassware?
: For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a freelance artist but it took a while to figure out exactly what I could create that would be unique. LKCC originally started out as a custom invitation business. I thought that combining my illustration skills with custom invitations would be a great fit. I loved the design process but assembling them became a very daunting task for me. I missed painting so much and I wasn’t about to hand paint hundreds of invitations! I began to look for anything I could produce that could still be custom, yet outside the world of traditional 2D artwork. Once I learned to paint on glass I was hooked! It was usable art and that is what I loved most about it. I started adding glassware designs to my Etsy site and instantly the glass art began to attract customers.