Founded in 1996, Vetri was born out of a desire to showcase the work of the Pacific Northwest’s extraordinary community of glass artists and designers. Our focus is on the innovative contemporary work being made by Studio Glass artists. However, as the studio craft movement continues to develop and change, so does our collection. In addition to works in glass, we show the work of independent jewelry designers, ceramic artists, and exceptional hand-made objects in all media.
We represent artists who have a distinct and thoughtful sense of beauty. We are passionate about the value these artists and their artworks add to our lives and community. At Vetri we strive to create an environment that invites our clients to engage with artist’s’ work meaningfully; an environment that creates space for contemplation, discovery, and enjoyment.
We are the sister gallery to Traver Gallery. Founded in 1977, Traver Gallery has long been considered one of the country’s premier exhibition spaces for contemporary studio glass, painting, sculpture, and installation art. Many of the artists who found their start at Vetri have gone on to have solo exhibitions at Traver Gallery, including Preston Singletary, and Nancy Callan. Traver Gallery is located just around the corner from us, on Union Street.