Glitz & Grandeur

Glass is amazing! It’s a suspended liquid that moves and flows. It changes with light and the lack of light! It's smooth and glossy, it has texture and depth. It's cool, it's hot, it melts, but is strong. It sparkles. It shines. It even casts rainbows. Oh glass, how I love you!

I'm Susan, a stained glass artisan. I also work with fused glass, and make handcrafted jewelry.

This, my blog, it's where I post pics, ramble on, and share things that catch my eye, turn me on, spark a reaction, or that I just plain like. You can find pictures of projects in progress here, instead of just the finished pieces on Etsy.

I have an little shop on Etsy called Glitz & Grandeur. You can connect directly to Etsy, or directly to my shop by clicking the appropriate 'Etsy' or 'Glitz & Grandeur' link below.

You can also find my page on Facebook under "Artists" as Glitz & Grandeur, or click the Facebook icon below. The same goes for my Pinterest boards.

Thanks for visiting!
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Triple Encalmo Platter and Bowl by  Mark Weiner
Hand blown glass platter and bowl
Since 1992, Mark Weiner has been Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks’ co-owner and head gaffer. With more than thirty years of glass blowing experience, Weiner’s designs avoid preconceptions and cultural definitions of elegance and harmony. Weiner utilizes a strong sense of color, form and understanding of the medium. As a result, his glass designs are clean and understatedly elegant.
Incalmo (Italian), also often reffered to as ‘encalmo’, is the technique of constructing an object, usually a vessel, by fusing two or more blown glass elements. The process, first practiced in the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, demands great precision because the edges of the adjoining elements must have precisely the same diameter.  Definition derived from the Corning Museum of Glass website’s glass dictionary.

Triple Encalmo Platter and Bowl by  Mark Weiner

Hand blown glass platter and bowl

Since 1992, Mark Weiner has been Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks’ co-owner and head gaffer. With more than thirty years of glass blowing experience, Weiner’s designs avoid preconceptions and cultural definitions of elegance and harmony. Weiner utilizes a strong sense of color, form and understanding of the medium. As a result, his glass designs are clean and understatedly elegant.

Incalmo (Italian), also often reffered to as ‘encalmo’, is the technique of constructing an object, usually a vessel, by fusing two or more blown glass elements. The process, first practiced in the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, demands great precision because the edges of the adjoining elements must have precisely the same diameter.  Definition derived from the Corning Museum of Glass website’s glass dictionary.

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