About

Karen and her husband Arlen Custer have worked with glass for over 30 years. They design unique fused glass jewelry, hair accessories, vases, dishes, clocks, mirrors, functional tables, and funky art pieces!  Use of a saw and a combination of dichroic and other glass give them their unique look. Designs from elegant to wild. Enjoy creative, affordable art!

Fusing glass has been their passion for the last ten years. Visit KCFG on facebook to see a video about the steps for making a multi piece fused vase.

Karen is also the owner of The Artisan Market at 305 located in downtown Durham. In addition to being an artist, Karen is a speech language pathologist with the specialty of augmentative communication. When she is not working or making glass creations, Karen plays in a West African drum group. Click any of the images below to view our slideshow!