Duncan McClellan

Duncan’s love affair with glass began as a small child while visiting a glass factory in Virginia.
Many years later, after alternate creative and entrepreneurial successes, Duncan came back to that early vision and began studying Glass Art, both in Venice, Italy and the US.
After almost thirty years of creating and exhibiting his own work, Duncan purchased an abandoned tomato packing building in midtown St. Petersburg, and his long time dream of opening a glass art gallery was realized.
With the addition of the St. Petersburg Hot Glass Workshop, Duncan’s vision of mentoring other artists and establishing educational programing for the public continues to grow.

Mary Childs

Mary Childs came to the gallery in 2012, after over 25 years in gallery management and ownership. As Artistic Director, she works closely with Duncan McClellan to hone the visual aesthetics of the gallery while helping  determine its ongoing evolutionary direction.
With a belief in the positive power of both creating and experiencing art, and a passion for sharing art with the public, Mary finds working closely with the gallery artists, curating their exhibits and finding “homes” for their work rewarding.
She enjoys the continued challenge of helping to “grow” the gallery and its vision.

Irene McClellan

Irene McClellan has been behind the scenes at the gallery for more than 10 years, starting when it was just a warehouse and a twinkle in Duncan’s eyes as he envisioned the whole growth of the gallery, gardens, hot shop, and not-for-profit in the (at the time) not-sought-after neighborhood. It has since undergone a terrific, positive, artistic transformation and has been dubbed the Warehouse Arts District. Irene grew up in Maplewood/South Orange, NJ and, at the age of 18, moved to St. Petersburg. She attended Eckerd College, where she earned her degree in psychology in 1991 and went on to become a manager at NutriSystem, followed by many years as a paralegal for Jim Beach, Esquire, until his retirement. She officially joined the gallery team in July, 2019 and enjoys being surrounded by so much stunning artwork (some of which is her uncles’), which she gets to see day and night as she and Duncan also live at the gallery with their cats. She enjoys being a part of the extended gallery family and the ongoing, far-reaching, never-ending education this opportunity has created.


Monroe roams the grounds of the Duncan McClellan Gallery, keeping the facility free of unwanted wildlife. Every now and then he inspects the artwork, as evidenced by his paw prints on select favored pedestals. Fiercely independent, Monroe has been with the gallery since its inception.


Ramone is the “love bug” personality of the gallery, often waiting on the couch for attention and delighting visitors with his readiness for strokes and “conversation”. Ramone is also the darling of the many school children who visit the gallery, and is a great example of how glass and cats can coexist happily.

Represented Artists


2022 Exhibition Calendar