"We have purchased several pieces of Melanie's artwork, two of them being large pieces that were collaboratively designed to commemorate a 31st wedding anniversary and a memorial marking the passing of a sister. In all cases Melanie's art was exquisite and her passion and technical prowess is on full display whether they are small, ornament type pieces or the larger more intricate work. Her art is truly museum worthy but also greatly enjoyed in the home and is within monetary reach of the average person.
What truly separates Melanie from most others is her humanity that translates into the glasswork. Both occasions where I commissioned a piece from Melanie she took the time and effort to actually understand not only what I wanted but why, in those instances the why was probably most important. Had Melanie not given me more than I could have hoped for in the anniversary piece I would not have marked the passing of my wife by having her recreate a dream my sister-in-law had in glass and coral.
Both times Melanie took the time to meet my family at her home/shop and make each person feel special during a very hard period.
Melanie is a brilliant and kind woman whose artistic talent is only eclipsed by how special a human being she is"- Tom P. - January 2023
We have been a fan of Melanie’s talents since 2014! It started while browsing in Antonia's Boutique & Gifts in Tarpon Springs where we purchased our first piece, a pink starfish on coral! We were hooked! Since then, her creative and wondrous sculptures continue to adorn our home! Her one-of-kind jewelry pieces and figurines make fabulous gifts and our Christmas tree certainly wouldn’t be the same without Melanie’s turtles, dolphins, starfish, octopus, seahorses, mermaids, manatees, pelicans glistening among the tree lights. Each time I wear one of Melanie’s jewelry pieces -- turtles, sea horses or starfish -- I always receive wonderful compliments, which provides for the perfect opportunity to brag about Melanie Cech Glass!! Melanie your work is exquisite and each piece you create emanates your love and joy, which we are honored to enjoy every day! God has blessed you with an amazing talent and your creativity with glass is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your treasures!
C. Vanassche - May, 2022
She truly is a talent and I will certainly be buying many more of her work. Extremely professional and provided me with an incredible piece. It’s my second! Can’t wait to buy more. Highly recommend buying her work! - Customer, April, 2022
I love these jewelry pieces. They reflect light beautifully with gold edges and very unique colors. I bought a set for my daughter for her birthday because I know she’ll appreciate that they are handmade by a true artist. Definitely recommend!! -K. Blanchard, March, 2022
"I met Melanie at Zen Glass in St. Petersburg, Florida. There I bought four different pieces. Two as gifts and two for my personal use. I wish I could have bought more. She is a gifted, creative, and talented artists who is wise enough not to price herself out of the marketplace. hope she comes this way again soon."
Velva Lee Heraty, April, 2016
" I am still impressed by the magic that Melanie works when hand crafting glass! She is truly a wizard! For my mother's birthday, she created a beautiful glass blown Monarch butterfly and placed it on this piece of sea rock. My mother was truly happy and it was her favorite gift of the evening. Thank you Melanie, for creating such beautiful artworks that clearly show detail, joy and love in each piece!"
Dr. East, Oct. 2019
"Melanie, thank you so much for my beautiful sculptures that arrived safely. Three new, one -of -a -kind pieces to add to my collection! I am addicted and can't wait to add my next piece of artwork.....I will definately be sharing your work with friends and family. All of your work is amazing and wish you the best as your business expands."
C. King, Oct. 2019