Home Shows

I hold home shows a couple times a year, where you can see quite a bit of my fused glass art including jewelry, dishes, artwork and much much more. If you would like to attend a home show, please email me at elegantfusedglass@gmail.com.

Please be aware, I do have 2 cats – they are very friendly, but if you are allergic I want to you to be aware I have 2 cats.

Date:  TBD **NOTE: Every time I have a class scheduled I have my glass set up for a home show, so if you’d like to come by to checkout my beautiful fused glass just email me and we can set up a time for you to visit.

Please RSVP:  If you RSVP you will receive a free gift for just RSVPing and coming to my show.

This is just an example of 1 table at one of my home shows.

When you attend a home show, you will receive a gift for attending my home show, this is in addition to the gift you receive when you RSVP.

Here are some of my DYK’s regarding my Home Shows.

October 2022

April 2021

February 2020

March 2020

July 2020

October 2020

Buy Local

I recently read an article about how we should all try to buy locally. According to the institute for local self-reliance there are at least 10 reasons to buy locally.

1. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
2. Local Character and Prosperity
Communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
3. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
4. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
6. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
9. Competition
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Bottom-line, each year brings more national chains displacing locally-owned businesses throughout the country. We see clones replace unique establishments.

I understand that we all have to go to the chain stores but don’t forget to support your local artists, stores, and farmers. Please visit when you can.