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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Who Let The Dog Out?

Prism was commissioned to do this custom dog suncatcher! Isn't she cute!? Almost everyone has had a hand in making her. First, we took a photograph and created a line drawing. Then, we found glass that closely matched the picture. Lastly, we constructed it!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vivian Gets Into the Holida Spirit

Vivian is one of our most prolific customers and this holiday season is no exception. Take a look at her newest baubles!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Spare Sharon's Latest Creations

If you have been in lately, you know there is a new Sharon in the house. Her real name is Sharon Brinker, but to friends, colleagues, and customers she is known as "The Spare Sharon". These are just a few of her latest creations!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stained Glass Terrarium

Check our Martha Evans' Stained Glass Terrarium. This cute creation not only houses plants, but it also is home to cat figurines. This cool piece also has a mosaiced glass floor. We have never seen anything like it!

Mixing Media

Take a look at Sharon's latest collaboration. A customer, Doug, approached Sharon and commissioned her to create this circular fused piece. He created a design that he wanted duplicated in glass. The hanger is made from welded aluminum and has a slit through it that holds the glass piece in place. The fabulous final creation is living in Doug's house above an archway.

Friday, September 16, 2011

From Trash to Treasure

Isn't this gorgeous? This is Pat Gurko's latest piece, a beautiful mosaic table top.
Pat has such an artistic eye. Well done.

You'll never guess how this table came to be.  This piece started as a "hand-me-down" from the neighbor. Pat's neighbor bought this table years ago and it never quite worked the way she wanted in her home. So, when Pay got ahold of the base, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the top. After creating and grouting her design, Pat then topped the table with a piece of clear safety glass slightly larger.
The best part of the story is that after the neighbor saw the finished piece, she BOUGHT the table from Pat!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gary's Iridized Bowl

Is this not the most gorgeous bowl you have ever seen? We think so too! Gary has such a good eye and we always enjoy his fabulous creations. Gary painstakingly cut and fit each piece together to form the rim and the center is just a beautiful piece of iridized Uroboros granite. We love it!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make your own Class

Summer time is the best time of the year to get a private or semi-private class at Prism Glass!

We have so many options for classes, just check our website for classes we already offer like:
  • Fused Fritted Tile
  • Specialty Jewelry
  • Stained Glass Panel Lamp
  • Private Lampworking Classes
  • and so much more...
In addition to the classes we already offer, we are ready and willing to put together specific classes to meet your needs and desires. Just let us know what you want to learn and we will create a program to suit!
If you have questions, want to discuss scheduling, a class, or anything else just give us a call!
(419) 897-4100

Friday, June 17, 2011

Circuits in Glass

Pictured above is Mark Pietrykowski with a plate that he made for his son who has just graduated from Ohio State's Electricians program. In this design Mark incorporated the Ohio State "O" and a dichroic piece to represent a computer chip. Mark is always creative when it comes to fused glass and this piece is no exception.  Congratulations!

4 Year Old Does Glass

Kelan Klingler, age 4, of Napoleon has been working in glass for almost a year under the supervision of his mom, Heather Miller. Kelan is a very vocal and assertive little boy who knew exactly what he wanted to do for this project. He selected all the glass and the mold. He is very proud of this project and so are we. Nice work Kelan, we can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mona Pupos Hard at Work

Mona Pupos has been hard at work making some stunning fused glass projects. These are some of her most recent works. Mona enjoys working at Ellen's Glass Act. Her work is so diverse and interesting, we are always excited to learn what she has been playing with. Great work Mona!

The hot air balloon piece is done with slumped glass and stained wood! Very interesting...

Claudia St. Clair answers the call!

Claudia St. Clair, ATR-BC, local art therapist, answered the call for art for the juried exhibition Healing Imagination V: Silver Addition-2011 celebrating 25 years of the Art Therapy and Counseling Program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.  Her pair of framed tiles titled "Reflection of Change I and II" will be on display at the Wasmer Gallery from June 3 through July 7.  The Opening Reception will be held June 3rd from 5 PM until 7:30 PM

Reflection of Change I and II

Claudia also created a design in glass to be used by the Buckeye Art Therapy Association.  The External Relations Committee of BATA is gathering original artwork by Ohio art therapists to be used for a boxed set of notecards which will be available at the Buckeye Art Therapy Association Symposium at the end of September.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Snow in May!?

We know we just got through with all that cold precipitation, but when Sharon saw this, she couldn't resist!

Each snowman has his own personality! Sharon used frit to get the effect of snow. She pre-fired the base before adding the decoration on top.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Faux Wine Bottle with Topper

Create a slumped "wine bottle" made of System 96 fusible glass and a coordinating bottle topper! This class is even better than melting wine bottles because it offers so many more design possibilities. Prism will provide both firings, use of our mold, design elements, and instruction. Students are responsible for the purchase of the base glass. This versatile dish has a handle and a cavity that measures 4x8", perfect for hors'dourves.

Class time:
Saturday, June 18 at 12:30-3pm

Sharon's Latest Commission

Fantasy Landscape by Sharon Carothers

Many of you have expressed interest in Sharon's lastest project. Well, here it is! This is her original design and was constructed at Prism. This piece was commissioned by an area resident to install in his kitchen transom. You can imagine a scene like this in almost any area of the country.
Look at the difference when you put light behind it!

Fused Birdhouse Class

These are a couple of samples of our newest and cutest class. It's the Fused Glass Birdhouse Class. In this class you will learn all the tips and tricks while making your very own glass birdhouse. Sharon will provide all the fun embellishments and firing; you will need to buy the background glass and the glass for the roof (1.5 square feet total). These couldn't be cuter. So stop in today to get a better look and to sign up! Previous cutting experience required.
Class times:
Tuesday, May 31  6-8pm
or Thursday, June 16  6-8pm

Frequent Fuser's Club

Have Fun with Your Friends
Frequent Fuser's Club is one of the best nights at Prism. It's for anyone who has taken our Fused Glass Pendant class. It is just like the class, except there is no lecture, and you can make more than just pendants. Call to sign up for one of our regularly scheduled nights to make jewelry or ornaments. The best part about FF Club is that you do not have to buy your own glass. All of Prism's scrap and pre-cut squares and rectangles are available! Prices will vary based on the size of the project. For example, pendants up to 1.5" x 1.5"cost $6 each. Dichroic and the bails are not included, but they are available for purchase. Instruction is not included. Firing is included.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Collaborative Effort

Larry Dushane along with his wife Judy have quickly become some of our favorite customers since they took their first class with us in November 2010. Judy started fusing, and Larry quickly jumped on board. This segued into igniting Larry's lost love of stained glass. Now they are fusing, stained glassing, and lampworking! So, when the Dushanes were redecorating their bathroom, they knew they wanted to incorporate glass into the design. They selected a pattern from a book and then they commissioned Sharon to rework the design to fit their space and aesthetic. The result is fabulous! Pictured below is Larry with his beloved panel! Nice work, we love it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

10 Year Anniversary Party

We want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone that came to our 10 Year Anniversary Party and Sale! We had such a good time, and we really appreciates all your continued support.
We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did!
From: Sharon, Julie, Chris, Amanda, Sharon B., Leslee, & Melissa

Sister Weekend

Vivian "Dahling" and her sisters recently enjoyed a relaxing weekend hanging out and making mosaics. Vivian came in to Prism and selected a variety of precuts to use as the center motif, and then she showed her sisters how to fill in to create the background. They were very pleased with their results! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Than Home Decor

Check out these stunning window created by Cindy and Gary Doner of Perrysburg. This is a picture of their dining room. Cindy and Gary have been working on these windows for most of the winter and from what they tell us, these are the last of the pieces they plan to create for their home. They are made from various textured clears, jewels, and lead. The design was inspired by a bevel cluster and altered by the Doners for their space. This couple is extremely talented! Great job!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Glass Shipment Just Arrived!

F.Y.I. To everyone who is interested in our bargain bins, we have just received a new shipment of glass. The bargain (by the pound) bins are full of fun and fabulous Wissmach streakies. This also means that the shelves are stocked up as well. Stop by and stock up today!

Friday, February 18, 2011

One Busy Artist

Every once in a while we have a customer that is so enthusiastic and prolific that we cannot do anything, but to appreciate their joy. One of our most beloved customers, Gary Kocher, has been a regular at the glass shop for years. Displayed below are a couple of his beautiful creations. Gary is a jack of all trades. He is a fuser, mosaicist, and also works in stained glass. He has taken almost every class we offer. We count on a visit from him on Saturday mornings and particularly enjoy his "show and tell". We want to send a HUGE thank you to Gary for his continued patronage and kind words.
White Bowl with Red Embellishments

Glass on Glass Mosaic Nautilus

Friday, February 11, 2011

Beads of Glass

We have had increased interest in glass bead making over the last few weeks, so we thought we should post more information for those who want it. Right now, the best time to schedule a class is on a Monday. Available from 10am-7pm on Mondays, Julie will introduce you to the wonderful world of bead making. If you are more advanced than beginner, we can custom tailor a class to your specific needs and desires. Topics covered could be: hollows, basic florals, and advanced stringers; the choice is yours. Class sessions are private, but if you want to bring a friend - that is up to you.

Class fee is $40 per hour and glass is provided. Age limit: 18

Not sure if you would like bead making? At this price you can afford to try it. Or come and watch during a free demo March 5   1pm-3pm  or April 30   11am-12pm.

Other products and services available to our bead makers:
Array of 104 rods, 96 rods, and 90 rods
Various tools and equipment
Bead Annealing $5/250 beads. Drop off by 25th of each month, pick up after the 1st.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Translating Languages

I bet you didn't know that Sharon and I translate different languages as part of our job at Prism!

Today, Sharon and I were working in the shop when a man walked in with a brown paper bag. He walked into the back and looked at both of us and said, "My wife does this and uses a "Finland Wizzler". Do you have sponges for them?"

Sharon and I looked at each other and then she asked, "Do you mean an Inland Wizling?" We all burst into laughter.

Customer Projects

This is "Vivian Dah-ling" and her beautiful Groutless Mosaic frame. Since she has taken our class, she has been unstoppable! She created this piece for her daughter whom loves all things ocean. Notice the palm tree, flip flops, and other gems she used to create this stunning frame ! Great job Vivian.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our new Prism GlassWorks Blog! We hope this blog will be a way to keep you updated on the happenings around the shop, industry news, product updates and occasional surprises.   We expect to pay homage to our customers through pictures and feature stories.  So send us photos or bring those new creations into the shop for us to drool over.  Be sure to keep updated by checking our blog often or subscribe to receive notices about new posts.

Thank you for your continued patronage. We hope to see you soon!

Sharon and all the Glass Addicts!
(419) 897-4100