[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hawaii, HI -On October 9, 2008, Glassworks unveiled its introduction into the sustainable marketplace with a display of recycled glass countertops at the Pacific Building Trade Show in Honolulu, HI. A unique offering of translucent, green glass cast from pre-consumer recycled shower doors, the panels range in size up to twelve feet and, depending on their use, can be up to 2” thick. The recycling project was born from a unique arrangement with one of the nation’s premier glass shower door fabricators. “As part of their quality control process, the company used to send any doors identified with scratches or small dings to the landfill,” explains Glassworks owner, Tish Oye. “Under our new program, they ship the doors directly to Glassworks.”

The tempered glass used for shower doors is a perfect “raw” element for the recycling process. When the shower doors arrive at Glassworks, they are broken up into small, pebble-size pieces. The pieces are then put into a mold and re-fired. Under the heat of the Glassworks kiln, the “pebbles” melt together to form translucent cast glass. “The end result has the same integrity and beauty of glass made from non-recycled materials,” continues Oye, “But these pieces have the added benefit of not contributing to a landfill.”

The new recycled panels are available for custom designs and are a welcome addition to builders and remodelers in the commercial and residential marketplace who are seeking to create dynamic green building offerings. The show also was an opportunity to renew relationships with colleagues including professionals from Group 70 International: Architects Hawaii; ADI Design Group Inc; and Kober Hanssen Mitchell Architects. It was also an opportunity to meet with representatives from WATG, Peter Vincent and Associates; RIM Architects and Fung Associates and discuss the future of glass in the design process.[/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]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seattle, WA – Known in travel circles as the hotel that “values the genuine over the generic,” it was no surprise when DEGEN & DEGEN ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN contacted GLASSWORKS to create an entrance of glass panels for the SHERATON ANCHORAGE ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB project they were working on. Situated on the sixteenth floor of the expansive, luxury hotel, the ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB offers guests breathtaking views of the Alaska skyline as well as a state-of-the-art cardio experience. “The hotel interior is defined by original, native art and sculpture,” explains GLASSWORKS owner, Tish Oye. “They wanted the ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB to reflect not only its name, but the hotel’s deep respect for the surrounding native environment.”

Working closely with DEGEN & DEGEN ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN staff, GLASSWORKS created a series of vertical swaths of glass ice to “hang” in the entrance and reception area of the ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB. Using cast, starfire glass as a starting point, GLASSWORKS’ master glass craftsman, STEVE SHAHBAGHLIAN, created the glass entrance to reflect the shape and crystal quality of the hotel’s outdoor setting. “Basically we took the look of fresh, crisp ice after a major snowstorm and recreated that in glass,” says SHAHBAGHLIAN. This was achieved by choosing cast glass that intentionally has most of its natural green coloring taken. Able to deliver a crystal, clear-like appearance, the GLASSWORKS’ “ice” creates a unique visual experience for ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB visitors and staff. “We didn’t just want to hang a series glass rods,” explains SHAHBAGHLIAN. “We wanted to recreate that icy brilliance and dynamic energy that happens right after a big snow.” One of the latest additions to the luxury marketplace, The ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB and its GLASSWORKS icons will also be featured in the Network of the Hospitality Industry’s (NEWH) upcoming national publication.

In both look and feel, GLASSWORKS delivers on that promise. As imaginative and open as the Alaskan frontier itself, the ICE SPA HEALTH CLUB reception area invites the eye and presents that ‘bracing’ environment so often welcomed by fitness devotees. In fact, it offers everything from the Alaskan great outdoors, except the cold![/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]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Seattle, WA – On Saturday, April 12, 2008, GLASSWORKS opened its doors to the staff of MASINS, the Pacific Northwest’s premier furniture and interior design resource. An intimate gathering of like-minded artisans, the GLASSWORKS staff conducted personal tours of the GLASSWORKS’ facility and demonstrated the depth and range of the kilns and processes. “Nothing shows the beauty of the glass we create better than standing in front of a heated kiln,” explains GLASSWORKS founder and master craftsman, STEVE SHAHBAGHLIAN. “This was an opportunity for some of the finest design minds in our area to see, first-hand, the depth and variety of the GLASSWORKS’ Collection.”

Part of the GLASSWORKS tradition of working directly with architects and interior designers to develop unique, one-of-a-kind glass masterpieces, the MASINS tour represents the personal style and interaction that is essential to the GLASSWORKS process. “The artistic imagination of the people we work with is one of the most essential aspects of what we do,” continues SHAHBAGHLIAN. “It was thrilling for all of us at GLASSWORKS to have an opportunity to share ideas with the MASINS’ staff and show them how their ideas could be realized in glass.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Founded in 1927 by EMAN MASIN, since then, four generations of MASINS have been defining the design integrity of the Pacific Northwest. Providing exceptional merchandise and superior service, the basic philosophy of the original store is still maintained by the MASIN family. With locations in historic Pioneer Square and Bellevue and a staff of award-winning, accredited designers, MASINS is known as the foremost resource for home furnishing and decorative art.

An event that was enjoyed by all, after the tour the MASINS and GLASSWORKS staff had an opportunity to relax over coffee and specially baked sweets and further explore the remarkable intersection of glass and design.[/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]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Seattle, WA – It wasn’t just the heat from the kilns that made the Glassworks’ Open House the hot place to be on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2008. The music, the food, and the crowd were sizzling as the more than 150 invited guests were treated to live jazz by Deems and a quartet of musicians, fine culinary treats, and the “crashing” of the Glassworks’ kilns every half hour.

A lively annual event, this year’s Open House was attended by developers, contractors, craftspeople, artists, current and former Glasswork’s clients, and a variety of architects including Karen Muraoka of Architects Hawaii who traveled all the way from the big island to attend. Feasting on delicious food from a select group of local Seattle restaurants fortunate enough to have Glassworks works-of-art as part of their design themes, guests munched on gourmet selections from Kaspar’s, Cactus, Perry Ko’s South China Restaurant, and Pagliacci.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Every half hour, Glassworks’ staff (wearing big green buttons to identify themselves) “crashed” the kilns. The act of opening a kiln to see what’s cooking inside, the “crashing” showed guests the steps it takes to fabricate a Glassworks work-of-art. There was also a gallery display of images of new Glassworks’ installations and an arched doorway inset with slumped glass embossed with a floral design for the crowd to “Ooh” and “Ahh” over. Owner Tish Oye and master glass craftsman, Steve Shahbaghlian, along with the very knowledgeable Glassworks’ crew were on hand to meet and greet, give tours of the studio, and answer questions about glass and its fabrication and design.

As the evening came to an end, guests were treated to a special Glassworks raffle. The lucky winner, Arthur Hoki, Project Assistant of Stuart Silk Architects Limited, took home a beautiful Kiln-formed bowl that was deeply sand carved prior to slumping and valued at $1,800. Hailed by all as the “best” Glassworks’ Open House yet, partygoers are already looking forward to next year’s festive event.[/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]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Seattle, WA – As the song says, you can build a stairway to heaven and Glassworks’ newest glass staircase definitely has taken flight. Conceived and designed in tandem with Paul Noborikawa, AIA, ASID of ADI Design Group, Inc. of Honolulu, HI and Darcey Builders, also of Honolulu, HI, the graceful set of stairs is the centerpiece for a new, residential island paradise.

Built with ½” thick, kiln-formed, slumped and tempered plate glass, the stairway starts at the ground floor and weaves a path to an expansive, open, second-story landing. Supported by a decorative wooden balustrade, the individual panels of Glassworks’ glass present a clear, crystal design enhanced by the gentle texturing created during the slumping process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]To build the staircase, curved panels were fitted to individual templates and then set in place to form a glass-edged pathway. Conceived to reflect the overall ambiance of the home, the stairway defines the elegance and grace of the interior and exterior design. A perfect focal point for the new residence, the tempered glass design mirrors the gentle waves of the Hawaiian shoreline, yet offers a refreshing visual experience.

“Walking up the staircase is a bit like moving through an ice castle,” says Glassworks owner, Tish Oye. “The glass presents a cool and serene environment but the warm island air that surrounds you comes directly from Pacific breeze.” The graceful duality offers a balanced environment and creates a unique pathway that feels absolutely heavenly.[/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]

[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.”