Lavena Knappe is a glass artist, originally from New York but now lives with her family on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. She is the proud owner of Lavena's Studio, a licensed and insured company in Florida. She has 13 years experience in creating glass pieces for competition. She is an award winning artist compromising of various disciplines in both New York and Florida. Lavena's creativity is not only restricted to glass, but she is also an accomplished metal worker, wood worker, calligrapher, illuminator, leather worker and brewer. Lavena believes in sharing her knowledge and has taught classes for garden clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, recreation centers and the Society for Creative Anachronism.