Our Story

Gotta Have Glass was started by two artists who met through the glass art community.  After working separately for years, the vision to work together emerged.  It turns out the two compliment each other perfectly and create pieces of art that are unique and timeless.  Stacey Alexander has a Bachelor’s degree in design from Central Michigan University.  With her design background, she has the ability to bring a client’s idea to life through color selection and overall design.  The other partner, Mel, has 40 years experience in the automotive engraving industry.  His keen eye for detail and texture compliment the overall design of each custom piece.  In addition, he brings the ability for laser engraving to almost any piece of glass.


In 2015 Stacey and Mel combined there separate glass studios and founded the Gotta Have Glass studio located at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Michigan.