Meet Your Neighborhood Glass Artists
Greg Rawls has been creating kiln-formed (fused) glass for the past twelve years. He has studied extensively with many accomplished glass artists and has developed techniques for taking kiln-formed glass in new directions. He earned a BS in Biology and a MS in Public Health from the University of South Carolina and lived in Charleston for over 20 years. He currently resides in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Visit Greg’s website: http://www.gregorieglass.com/
Maria is originally from Portsmouth,England. She moved to the US in 1994 as a business software developer. After a few years of travelling and working she made her home in Mount Pleasant,SC. She got married, had two kids and is now a stay-at-home mum. Maria is the Blue Heron Glass beadmaking instructor.
Visit Maria’s webiste: http://www.pompeyglass.com/
Keller has always felt the calling to do something artistic, but struggled with finding what that was until he began taking classes in the glass medium. Working with glass has given him a wonderful outlet to express himself and explore all the different ways to recreate his inspirations. The strong bold colors of the glass allow him to really push himself out of his comfort zone and make his creations pop with life.
Visit Keller’s website: http://warmglassbykeller.com/
We will be updating and adding member profiles to our BHG Community page periodically. Members of the community buy most of their supplies from Blue Heron Glass and have work featured in local galleries, craft shows, publications and national competitions. If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our Community page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suppliers, Manufacturers & Websites
The brand we carry. Great kilns, made “locally.”
Glass for kiln-working. Also an extensive line of glass rods.
Wissmach Glass Company
High quality glass at a reasonable price. Makers of Mystic and English Muffle, BHG favorites.
Kokomo Opalscent Glass
Long-time producer of quality opalescent glass. Close to 150 years of production experience.
Maker of “stipple” and Tiffany reproduction glasses. Nice translucence.
Glacial Art Glass
Murrine in 90 COE, fully compatible with Bullseye Glass (they use it in their production). They also make 96 COE murrine, not currently available at Blue Heron Glass.
The place to go for saw blades, abrasive pads and cold-working supplies.
If you are serious about making jewelry, this is your best bet. Great tools, lots of quality findings.