In our lives together for nearly two decades, we have collected unique and hand-crafted shiny things from everywhere we’ve lived and visited. So we jumped at the surprise opportunity, in late 2014, to buy an established business making fused glass giftware we had already started collecting as customers.
Our business originated as Studio Glass by Sharon Laska. She had been designing and selling fused glass from her own gallery in Maitland, Nova Scotia, for many years. She retired from fused-glass work in 2014, and we surprised ourselves when we decided to purchase the business. We trained with her for a few months, and then jumped in head-first, moving tons of glass, tools, equipment and products to our home-based production studio in Hantsport on a very cold day in January, 2015.
We continue to offer many of Sharon’s products and have also created a number of our own original designs. The majority of our glass is destined for shops and galleries across Canada. But our products are also available at several local shops. Check out the list of places you can find our products here.
Tim (a certified teacher with years of classroom experience), offers “Junk-de-verre” fused glass workshops for a variety of groups. We don’t currently offer workshops in our home studio, but we’ll travel to lots of places around the Avon Region. Tim brings everything you need so that everyone can make a one-of-a-kind glass art piece of their own! Workshops are engaging and very hands-on.
Click here for information on how to book a workshop.
Thanks to everyone for their help and support as we’ve gotten this project off the ground–the list is very long and we’re keeping track! We welcome you all to our new business and new career!