GAIL ALLARD | HAND BLOWN GLASS ARTIST & OWNER
Few things in this world have touched my soul the way glass has.
It’s the passion.
There’s an inexplicable feeling when I hear nothing but her whisper whenever we come together.”
For over 14 years, Gail has been mesmerized by the delicate and often unforgiving nature of glass. From the early days of his apprenticeship under Bob Rynearson at Rynoglass to continuing on his own at Salado Glassworks, Gail’s heart has forever been captured by the mystique and beauty of glassworking, be it fused or blown. His work comes from his own hands and each signature piece he creates has its own beautiful story to tell. From solid colors and traditional shapes to freeform vessels with extraordinary coloring and signature silver details, Gail’s work is some of the most sought after glass art in Texas, and beyond. From an old potters studio in historic Salado, Gail opened Salado Glassworks in 2011 and soon expanded into his current location of 5,000 square feet of gallery and working studio space. There he and his team design and produce some of the most unique pieces of custom hand blown glass art currently available.