Best Places For Glass Art In Houston

July 9, 2012 6:00 AM

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Houston’s Museum District is a great place to find all sorts of art from all around the world. However, some of the best glass art in Houston isn’t found in the big museums but in smaller galleries and workshops all across the city. Local artisans have been crafting their artwork for years, decades in some cases, and each piece is stunning to behold. The next time you want to see something awe-inspiring and a little different, check out one of these great places for glass art in Houston.
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Sand-N-Fire Studio
24336 Farm-To-Market Road 1485
New Caney, TX 77357
(281) 689-3311
www.sandnfire.com

Sand-N-Fire Studio, located only 30 minutes northeast of downtown Houston, offers a variety of classes in glassblowing, lampworking and fusion, as well as hosts a gallery of some of the most inspiring pieces. Classes are usually full-day experiences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and require advanced registration. Due to the hot summer months, the studio is most active from October to May, but there is something going on almost constantly. The studio also takes commissions, so if you need a specific piece of art glass for your home or office, give these artists a call and they’ll make you something amazing.

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Art Glass Experience
8385 Westview Drive
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 553-8120
www.artglassexperience.com

The Art Glass Experience studio hosts a wide variety of classes and exhibitions in both hot and cold glass arts, from beadmaking and kiln-fired pottery to glass etching and jewelry making. Owner Karen Bobetic has been working in glass art since 1989 and her years of experience show in her artwork. The Art Glass Experience has classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and welcomes everyone 14 and up to come and learn more about the creation of glass art.

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Art Glass By Wells
12307 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 729-3699
www.artglassbywells.com

The premiere stained-glass maker in the Houston area for more than 50 years, Art Glass by Wells has something for every home that needs a very special window, door insert or cabinet. Its specialty is stained-glass domes, many of which can be seen in churches around the Houston area. Each individual work is a piece of art, especially designed for the needs and tastes of its customers.

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Houston Studio Glass
610 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77227
(713) 802-0500
www.houstonstudioglass.com

Run by husband-and-wife team Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel, Houston Studio Glass hosts demonstrations and many renowned international artists in its studio. Both visiting and local artists use the studio space to make more works of fabulous art to share with and sell to the public. Demonstrations are by reservation only, so make sure you sign up early.

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Gift Shop
4848 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 529-4848
www.crafthouston.org

Artists from around the world display their artwork at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and some of the best pieces make their way into the gift shop. The shop currently has four major artists’ work for sale in glass art, and the works are as beautiful and diverse as art glass can be. Check out the glass frames, bowls, vases, jewelry and much more during museum hours.

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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