Meet Glass Artist Joe Milelli
Help support our local charity, Children’s Healthy Smile Project (CHSP), and meet glass artist Joe Milelli. Joe donates his skills and glass to create intricate and unique fused glass jewelry and artwork which provide funding for CHSP.
Joe’s primary subjects revolve around colorful and diverse themes associated with ocean reefs and exotic game fish. As a part time resident of Key West, he spends considerable time fishing and in the water which greatly influence’s his work. Joe started his love of glass my creating stained glass but after moving to the Bay Area discovered fused glass and has been “hooked” ever since. His work is part of the collections of professional fishing guides, former owner of the New York Knicks, nationally known football coach, and many Key West residents.
As an Engineer, Joe also has a keen interest in developing unique processes and techniques which are reflected in his fused glass jewelry and artwork. Each piece is one of kind, handmade, including use of dichroic glass, gold, mica and enamel paints. Many of the pieces include multiple firings and cold work before a piece is completed. He truly enjoys creating jewelry and artwork and has donated over 2,000 fused glass pieces to CHSP, American Cancer Society, Sandra Wing Foundation, Various Hurricane relief efforts, and Head Start organizations over his many years of being an artist.
All net proceeds from the sale of fused glass artwork is donated to Children’s Health Smile Project by Studio Seven Arts.