Michigan Glass Artists

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Two Michigan ladies impress the shoppers at the Morley-Stanwood Arts and Crafts show Saturday, November 7. You see Judi Kempf from Greenville on the left and Marie Schweitzer from Comstock Park beside her. The business name is White Swan Studios.

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These women worked at the United States Postal Service for over 30 years where they became fast friends. I wonder if the husbands get along as well. They began by making soap, handmade cards, cooking and scrapbooking. Now they work on glass daily, each has a designated art room in her home, but Tuesdays is ‘Girl’s Night Out’.

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About ten years ago they started to take classes in Rockford. Eric, owner and teacher at Eric Brown Stained Glass, created with them every Tuesday all those years. They speak of him fondly telling how fun he is. Marie says, “He’s a hoot with the patience of a saint.”

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Notice the center of the above photo. They have used sandblasting on mirrored glass to create this effect. Also note their very affordable pricing. Click here to see a step by step process of this technique.

They have done six shows this year, but plan more for 2016. Yet this month you’ll find them at the Byron Center High School on the 14th and in Lowell at the Grand Volute Ballrooms on the 20th and 21st of this month. Best wishes, Ladies, and thanks for joining us on the Stained Mosaic.

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4 thoughts on “Michigan Glass Artists

  1. What beautiful work these ladies do👍 I am going to see if they have a website or Facebook page. Perhaps they have online shopping. Thanks for sharing. What an awesome interview and story about their journey.

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  2. Interesting story about these two ladies: ) It’s so much fun to share creativity with a friend…especially in a business together. Thanks so much for sharing the sandblast steps – I’ll probably never try it, but I love the idea of it and that tree reminds me of the “tree of life” – it’s beautiful; ) Great post, Sharon:)

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