Big Island Glass Gallery was established in 2004 to feature the glass work of Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross. It is located in the old sugar plantation town of Honoka’a, on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Paintings and fine crafts by other local artists are also featured.
The husband and wife team, Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross, have blown glass on the Big Island of Hawai’i since 1999, after leaving long teaching careers in Honolulu, Stephanie at Holy Nativity and Hugh at Punahou School. Since 2001 they have collaborated in their home based studio in Honoka’a. In their glass, Hugh and Stephanie work in response to their surroundings and reflect the ever-changing water, volcano, forest, landscape, and climate of the Big Island. They are proud to be considered a nationally leading studio in the use of renewable energy, with reclaimed cooking oil as their main fuel for melting glass.
Hugh and Stephanie welcome visitors to their studio during their work hours, and are usually available by phone when the gallery is closed. They are also represented at Volcano Art Center Gallery, Isaacs Art Center in Kamuela, Pura Vida in Kapa’au, Kailua Village Artists Gallery in Kona, and Honolulu Academy of Arts shop, and are featured in many museum and private collections nationally and internationally.
Big Island Glass Gallery hours are 1-5 Tuesday through Saturday, located in the heart of Honoka’a, at 45-3626B Mamane St. Please call 808-775-1167 for studio visit or gallery showing during other hours. Gallery phone 808-775-7715