Kela’s Glass Gallery

Artisan Glass Art at Kela's Glass Gallery
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Experience the online art glass gallery or visit in person at Kela’s Glass Gallery to see work from over 150 fine glass artists who have perfected the art of glass work. Choose from unique gifts, home decor items, jewelry, and more all hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans. 

- The Local Expert Team

Representing over 150 fine glass artists, Kela’s Glass Gallery is an online art glass gallery experience as well as a featured store in Kapaa, HI at Kappa Beach Park entrance. It was established in 1994 and is annually nominated as one of the Niche Top 100 Craft Retailers in the nation. Many visitors to the gallery say that the selection of items on-site is one of the best they have seen anywhere. These glass pieces make unique gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and more. As a purveyor of contemporary glass art, this gallery seeks out outstanding blown glass artwork. Each piece is hand-selected ensuring quality, value, and originality. 

All items are individually handcrafted by American glass artists and will ship out within four business days of ordering. There are several categories to choose from when looking for gifts or souvenirs to remember your visit to the islands. They include Kela’s Art Glass Sculptures. These pieces are unique offerings that can accentuate a variety of home decor styles. Another option is the Color Changing Jewelry by Mimi. These pieces include Bar Earrings of lime, silver, and sparkling gold. You can also choose Thread Earrings in orange, silver, or purple. There are also breathtaking necklaces and bracelets to choose from in a variety of styles and colors. 

One unique way to take a piece of the island paradise back home with you is by purchasing from Kela’s Glass Art Fish and Sea Life Collection. These pieces include small octopi, in unique colors, large octopi, seashells, crabs, jellyfish, exquisitely colored fish, and sea turtles. Another option to enjoy in Kela’s Glass Gallery is the Glow Jewelry. These pieces include pendants made of blown glass as well as cylindrical orbs. This collection includes unique, beautiful pieces you will be happy to own. 

Kelas’ Art Glass Vases and Bowls is another popular category. These pieces, which include breathtaking pieces in either vase or bowl form make ideal additions to your home. Of course, they also are excellent and unique gifts that you can give to someone for a notable event like a wedding. Kela’s Art Glass Platters are another unique gift or will make a great addition to your current serving ware. Get ready for compliments because these pieces are one-of-a-kind and unlike anything you have ever seen! 

The paperweights, candles and lighting, jellyfish, one-of-a-kind jewelry, glasses, gemstone jewelry, and new artist jewelry make up additional categories of Kela’s Glass Gallery. Suffice it to say that if you want something unique, beautiful, and made of glass you have come to the right place by stopping at Kela’s or visiting the online gallery. 

The historic art of glassblowing is as rich as the cultural history of Hawaii itself. In fact, the way in which artists create unique creations like those featured at Kela’s Glass Gallery has remained largely unchanged since its beginnings, of course with new innovations and techniques being implemented over the years.  This skill involves the manipulation of molten glass by blowing through a hollow pipe. The piece is then shaped by rolling, swinging, or blowing to create a beautiful or even functional piece of art, jewelry, or glassware. 

This form of artistry is well suited for the land of volcanoes as it was first discovered after finding natural glass made from volcanic eruptions. This hardened material was used to make amulets, arrowheads, and tools. This led to the discovery that one could make glass using plant ash, lime, and sand. Of course, the early offerings when the art was first discovered are far from the breathtaking pieces artisans make today. However, the process of making glass art has a rich and storied history that should be remembered and appreciated. It is unlike any other art form and the amazing pieces that can be made through glassblowing or glasswork are truly mind-boggling and admirable. 

Insider Tips:
-When ordering online, you can return any piece within 30 days if you are not happy with your purchase. Of course, this is less shipping and handling charges. 
-Kela’s Glass Gallery even serves overseas customers as they ship anywhere in the world including Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and South America.