Handblown glass, handmade jewelry, leaded glass art and glass decorations will be featured at the 35th annual Studio Arts & Glass Holiday Open House. Started in 1982 by co-owners Robert and Wendy Joliet, they are known for custom designed leaded glass windows and skylight creations. However, Studio Arts & Glass is also credited for restoring the great seal of Ohio at the State house in Columbus.
“Historic restoration of church windows is a large part of our business,” says Robert Joliet. Stained glass is one of the most beautiful and elegant forms of art.
Upon entering the store, shoppers are greeted by the resident security staff of furry, 4-legged creatures who are easily distracted from their duties by some friendly petting and scratching. With nearly everything hand-crafted in the United States and Canada, they offer handblown glass from artists Luke Adams of New England and Rollin Karg of Kansas. Original, one-of-a-kind jewelry creations by artist Michael Michaud of New York feature sterling silver, brass, copper and bronze set with pearls and semi-precious stones. These creations are displayed in 1890-era jewelry display cases. Prices of these fun creations are very affordable, ranging from $30 to $300. And, of course, an extensive array of stained glass lamps and panels designed by resident artist Robert Joliet will be available.
During the Open House, the Christmas Wonderland room will feature as many as 15 decorated trees, some of which will hang from the ceiling. Trees will feature themes such as crystal, Santa and Woodlands. Handblown glass balls are the favorite tree decoration and contrary to the “Don’t Touch” policy of many stores, shoppers are encouraged to remove and purchase decorations from the trees. The staff, which currently consists of 25 people, will then add new items daily, making it a continuous tree trimming party. After the holidays, the glass ball ornaments can be hung in windows or displayed on stands for year round enjoyment.
From November 4 through November 23, 2016, shoppers can take advantage of a 20% discount on an extensive selection of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. Browse through their showroom of diverse items while you enjoy holiday refreshments and find those “special” gifts for the people on your Christmas list. You’ll likely find something for yourself, too, and will want to take advantage of the savings. With complimentary gift bags and wrapping, easy parking and access, shopping couldn’t be easier.
Studio Arts & Glass will offer Holiday Centerpiece Classes in December. Participants will learn design techniques and create a beautiful centerpiece using fresh Williamsburg-inspired materials including fresh and dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, pine cones and Boxwood. The cost is $48 per person and all materials are included in that price. The Friday, December 9 class from 6-8 pm could be a great “Girls Night Out.” Enjoy a glass of wine with your friends while you create a beautiful decoration for your home. The class on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to noon is open to all ages.
Extended holiday hours will be Monday – Friday, 9-8; Saturday, 9-6; and Sunday, 11-5. Studio Arts & Glass is located at 7495 Strauss Avenue, NW, in North Canton, Ohio. For additional information or for directions to their store, see their website at studioartsandglass.com.
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