Glass Artists Share Their Expertise

Date: 30 December 2006

Stained-glass windows often have a story to tell.  Now, Jim and Connie Johnson, the artists and owners of Layton's Designer Glass Works are finding out just how much those stories mean to the people who buy or learn how to make their own glass creations.

Some people would say it's just a business, but what we do is work on memorable items that actually mean a lot to the customer,” Connie said. “One woman literally cried after we helped her finish a project she had stored underneath her bed for 20 years.We do that kind of stuff for people all the time.”

The couple went into business together using Connie's artistic skills from years of hands-on experience and her graduate work on the East Coast at the Ringling School of Arts, and Jim's management and 20 years of technical experience flying jets in the U.S. Air Force.

“It is not always easy for the two of us to work together, but I couldn't think of anything better because it's become our life working at this store,” Connie said.  The company's main focus is custom stained and etched-glass work, teaching classes, and selling tools and other items needed for the stained-glass hobbyist.  For Jim, who was talked into leaving retirement to join the business with his wife, the work has turned into a service opportunity for him.

Read the entire news on the source link below.

600450 Glass Artists Share Their Expertise glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

On 14th December in New York, inside the United Nation headquarters, it has been held the closing ceremony of the International Year of Glass.
The Italian Glass Weeks ended on Sunday 25th September!
Event organised by Glass Group in collaboration with GIMAV
Many surprises await you at the new OmniDecor stand (HALL11 - Booth C20).
The Italian Glass Weeks are coming soon, and Mappi is ready, TOGETHER 4 GLASS!
More than three hundred Applications were submitted by candidates wishing to take part in The Italian Glass Weeks: Italy’s most important event dedicated to glass.

Add new comment

From industry

Ronda Shimizu, 16 - Pol. Ind. Can Torrella
08233 Vacarisses (Barcelona) Barcelona
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Thermoseal Group Ltd.