Deb Achgill

Deb is an Indiana native who lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Purdue University and worked in Quality in a pharmaceutical company for over 28 years.

Approximately eight years ago, Deb became interested in the glass medium after observing a demonstration of fusing and slumping of glass, forming a shallow dish. She followed up by taking an introductory fused glass class from a local artist. She continued to work and experiment on her designs and technique and taking her pieces to a nearby studio, that had a kiln, to fuse and slump her earlier pieces. Deb eventually acquired a kiln of her own and started producing many pieces that relatives and friends now have in their homes. She applied and was accepted to several art shows in Lafayette and Indianapolis where her art caught the eye of many people who now display her art in their home. Deb spends a lot of time comparing colors and different patterns of glass to get a sense of what might look pleasing when displayed with other forms of artwork. Deb loves to work with dichroic and iridescent glass, which gives the piece a sort of  magical appearance when viewed from different angles. Deb’s glass pieces can be functional as well as decorative. Please enjoy her artwork.