[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Glassworks will hold its annual Open House on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Glassworks studio located at 927 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA. As in years past, music will be provided by Deems and guests will enjoy refreshments catered by Glassworks’ hospitality clients. Starting at 5 p.m. and then at every half hour, the Glassworks team will present glass demonstrations that include how glass is cast, kiln-work, a gallery of new works and other Glassworks artistry techniques that contribute to the creation of the firm’s trademark architectural works of art. As a special highlight to this year’s event, there will be a drawing for a Glassworks Glass Bowl. Please join us for an opportunity to see how glass works are made and for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Glass Bowl. To RSVP or for more information, please call: 206.441.4268 or email: tish@glassworksinc.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Latest News” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23000000|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”latest-news-new-page”][vc_row_inner el_class=”new-post-carousel”][vc_column_inner][na_posts_carousel height=”277px” excerpt=”0″ comment=”none” catg=”none” dot=”false” autoplay=”false” slide_visible=”2″ txtsize=”24px” txtclr=”#000000″ dateclr=”#686868″ descclr=”#888888″ settings=”size:10|order_by:date|order:ASC|post_type:post|categories:20″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”get-in-touch-block”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Have a Vision for your Unique Space? ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23000000|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Get In Touch” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23597b7c|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”get-in-touch-link” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fglassworksinc.com%2Fcontact-us%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_class=”new-right-side”][vc_column_text]Created in nine individual panels, each portion of the bar top was packed and shipped to Florida and installed under the watchful eye of the Glassworks team. “In a project like this,” continues Oye, “It is important that the individual pieces are assembled to create a seamless flow of color and design.”

A restaurant chain known for its original thinking and commitment to architectural design and unique building finishes, original artwork is part of the trademark décor in all J. Alexander’s restaurants. The inclusion of the Glassworks bar top in the Palm Beach Gardens location is the first time J. Alexander’s has incorporated a glass bar as part of its commitment to original art.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Latest News” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23000000|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”latest-news-new-page”][vc_row_inner el_class=”new-post-carousel”][vc_column_inner][na_posts_carousel height=”277px” excerpt=”0″ comment=”none” catg=”none” dot=”false” autoplay=”false” slide_visible=”2″ txtsize=”24px” txtclr=”#000000″ dateclr=”#686868″ descclr=”#888888″ settings=”size:10|order_by:date|order:ASC|post_type:post|categories:20″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”get-in-touch-block”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Have a Vision for your Unique Space? ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23000000|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Get In Touch” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:55px|text_align:center|color:%23597b7c|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lora%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”get-in-touch-link” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fglassworksinc.com%2Fcontact-us%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Glassworks is pleased to announce it has completed its work with design firm Mesher Shing to create glass pieces for two of the nation’s most iconic universities, Princeton and Purdue. At Princeton, the Glassworks team created tempered glass booth dividers for the college’s prestigious Madison Hall. Designed in a horizontal water-textured pattern, the dividers offer the privacy academic discussions deserve as well as the beauty that inspires creative ideas.

At Purdue, Glassworks created large glass panels for the school’s upscale food court. In the salsa area, Glassworks installed a glass, kiln-formed wall tinted yellow and orange to reflect the menu’s hot fare. Just a stone’s throw away, Glassworks installed a wall of tempered glass designed with the graceful lines of lemongrass to reflect the area’s Asian theme. Both projects serve up a feast for the eye.

Seattle, WA – Glassworks, the Northwest’s premier art glass fabricator, is pleased to announce the completion of their studio expansion. Designed to house a new kiln that can fabricate glass artworks up to 13 feet in length, the new space was built with help of Riehl Construction Services and RH Projects. The idea for the expansion grew from a number of business and creative needs. “Traditional kitchen countertops are always 12-feet,” says Glassworks owner, Tish Oye. “We needed an oven that could handle that length and the only way we could accomplish that was to build a space big enough to house a kiln that size.”

A large, expansive industrial space, the new addition boasts skylights to bring in natural light, roll up doors for easy access, and plenty of room for the creative and technical team to grow. Connected to the original Glassworks site, the new expansion adds 1,000 sq. ft. of workspace to the ever-growing company.

The larger kiln will support standard countertops but it also makes it possible for the company to fire multiple smaller items at the same time. “Kiln firing is an art,” says Oye. “With the larger kiln we can fire more small items at one time and that will result in product consistency throughout a project.” It also contributes significant energy savings. “The lion share of energy used in the firing process is the ramp time – the time it takes to heat up the kiln. If we have more pieces firing at once, we can streamline ramp times throughout production.”