smilow glass...back to the beginning and new again
Back in the mid 80's, while experimenting with sandblasting on metal and glass, an idea for a tabletop line of decorated bent glass serving pieces was hatched. smilow glass started out with handmade pieces made one by one. Soon after this I found a factory in Pennsylvania that could produce them in quantity. Bending factories were once more common in America, but by the time I found this one in Pennsylvania they were one of the last remaining factories.
Over the years, my glass designs sold in many shops, a few fancy hotels (the Four Seasons is my favorite) and even found their way into some museum collections including the Cooper Hewitt National Museum for Design, Yale University Art Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum.
Except for half a dozen years at the beginning, smilow glass had been licensed to another company that marketed for me under their own name. Since last spring, I have been gearing up to reintroduce the line.
I'm excited to once again be offering my glass line under the smilow glass name. I wanted to share that here first.
So. . . If you're reading this and are interested in purchasing the glass, Please contact me!