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Signature service: Classes in many glass techniques
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Bullseye, Uroboros, Wissmach, Spectrum, Glastar, Canfield
Pro Tip: We have a huge selection of glass, tools, and books, as well as many gift items.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Working with glass is so therapeutic that it has helped us and many of our customers get through some tough times. The uncertain economy inspired some of our customers to sell their home-made pieces and earn extra money. But my favorite part of this job is seeing the pride on my students' faces when they finish their artwork.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I left my abusive husband, Rowe Art Studios gave me a place where I could escape the emotional turmoil. After my first day working here, I started seeing the world through different eyes, and my whole life changed. Instead of focusing on my problems, I focused on recreating what I saw in glass. The longer I worked here, the more I learned. It's amazing how many different ways there are to work with glass, and how you can combine different methods into new and exciting pieces. This is true whether you're making a panel with stained glass or a piece of jewelry with fused glass.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This is a field where you can try just one technique or many. The advantage of coming to Rowe Studios is that we not only teach, but we have a large selection of supplies. If we don't have what you need, we're happy to order for you. And if you're new to a field, we're always happy to help with advice and recommendations.
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