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Thursday, December 29, 2011

What a gift - Glass Blowing with the WHOLE Family!

A special thanks to Rick Eggert for an absolutely incredible experience. This past holiday weekend the entire Materio clan took glass blowing lessons. Ranging in age from 18-60 we all had a blast. The class is geared towards teaching you the process and ensuring you end up with a beautiful finished product. We made bowls, paper weights...and some interesting abstract pieces! I would encourage everyone to take advantage of Rick's incredible teaching technique...and affordable class prices. Check out his work and contact him at www.rickeggert.com

....and now for some pics of us in action...thanks Mom and Dad for the amazing Christmas gift!!!!

  Jensky in action - her bowl had hues of purple and pink
Shaping the molten glass - can you feel the heat?!?!

  Mama Materio was next up

 Val - expanding the lip of the bowl. Her piece included red, orange and yellow.

 Mr. Spinelli took his piece to the next level - can't wait to see the finished product!


 Papa Materio created a stunner with white and blue.


Goooo PJ - looking cool dude!!!
Shaping his black, white and cobalt paper weight.




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We had a BLAST!!!!


From everyone here at McMow Art Glass THANK YOU for your continued loyalty and support! The holiday party was so much fun and it was wonderful to see so many of our customers full of holiday cheer.
McMow also wanted to say thank you to Glass Blower Rick Eggert who was our featured artist at last night's party. Many of you got to meet him personally and view some of his stunning work. For those of you who missed it, McMow will have his work on display and available for purchase through January.
Check out Rick's work, studio and classes at www.rickeggert.com
Another big thank you to Bead Maker Courtney Tavares. Courtney demonstrated her skills all night and also made one-of-a-kind torch worked ornaments! These are very unique and available for purchase in our gallery.
Don't forget - December 31st is the last day to sign up for the Beginner's Bead Making Class for just $195 (regularly $275). Purchase your class in December for class anytime in Spring or Summer.

Check out these ongoing holiday discounts:
40% off McMow Panels
50% off Fused SMISH Fish
Buy Three Get One Free on Select Ornaments!

Courtney Working on a Torch Worked Ornament

Rick Eggert speaks with party guests
- check out his stunning work in our gallery!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Special Gift to You! Our lowest price of the year!


Enjoy a special holiday gift on McMow!
For a short time the Beginner Beadmaking class with guest artist Courtney Tavares will be offered at our lowest rate of the year. Have you been thinking about trying beadmaking? Well now is the time to sign up. Classes will fill up fast at this incredible rate!
 December 3rd from 10-3pm - just $195.00
Two spaces only!
 - no additional purcahses necessary
Call now 561-585-9011 x100 to register

December’s Holiday Extravaganza Classes:
This month will be dedicated to gift-making and of course we will be hosting the Annual McMow Holiday Workshop!!!

Saturday, Dec 3rd Beautiful Holiday Gift Boxes 9am -3pm $75.00
Saturday, Dec 3rd Beginning Torch Work- 10am-3pm- $195.00

Saturday, Dec 10th A Special Kids Make it and Take it - Fused
Holiday Ornaments 9am - 12pm one child $35 or two kids for $50.00
Ages 5 and up please.

Tuesday, December 13th - Annual McMow Holiday Workshop 6pm-9pm - our biggest sales of event of the year!!!!

Saturday, Dec 17th - Fused Holiday Ornaments - Make it & Take it
9am-12pm Just $45 and no experience necessary!
Don't Forget: Glass of the Month: All Iridescent Glass is 15 % off
FREE Fall, Winter and Holiday Patterns All-Month Long!

SAVE THE DATE!
Join us atMcMow’s Annual Holiday Workshop
Work, Play, Eat and Shop on Tuesday, December 13th from 6-9 p.m.!

Come and enjoy FREE workshop time, incredible holiday discounts, special give-aways and yummy treats!

Specials Include:
20% off Materials and Supplies
15% off Kilns, Grinders & Saws
NEW: Special offers on classes - up to 50% off!
FREE Patterns
...We have gift items for less than $10!

Additional Specials will be announced weekly!

Join us for open workshop fun and finish up those last minute holiday gifts, or shop for unique
holiday gifts.

Special Guest Artist Rick Eggert will be here with his one-of-a-kind handblown glass pieces for sale. He will also be taking questions and signing up students at a special rate!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

McMow's November Newsletter


McMow Featured as in the Limelight Artist on LULA's New Website!

McMow Art Glass in the Limelight

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McMow Art Glass is our featured merchant in the Limelight.  McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.With our experienced staff of master glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship. In addition to our residential and commercial art glass work, McMow is also the leading retailer and school in South Florida. Teaching a wide-range of art glass techniques from stained glass to fusing, McMow places emphasis on bringing the glass arts to the surrounding community.



McMow is co-owned by husband and wife team Shanon and Phil Materio,  each of whom are accomplished community leaders. Owner Shanon Materio has sat on both the Lake Worth CRA and the WPB Art is Public Places Committee. Shanon also led the education committee and program on the Art Glass Association of America's Board of Directors. Phil led the Dixie Hwy Corridor improvement committee on the South end Neighborhood Association Board and now sits on the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association Board. In addition to his numerous community volunteer hours, Phil is an accomplished glass fusing artist who teaches his mater series at McMow each year.

McMow also works to preserve historical glass works across the Country. The McMow artisans have restored and repaired several South Florida historical landmarks including Saint Anne's Catholic Church, Vizcaya, Flagler's personal railroad car, Seagull Cottage in Palm Beach and Holy Trinity Church.

McMow was awarded the Greater  Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce's inaugural “Dream Big – Business of the Year Award” on Friday, November 12, 2011 and the Business of the Month award in October 1998.
For more information, please visit the McMow Art Glass website.

http://www.lakewortharts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127:mcmow-art-glass-limelight&catid=53:merchants-in-the-limelight&Itemid=372

About LULA:

The mission of LULA Lake Worth Arts will unify the existing arts community around a shared vision, implement goals for strengthening the property value, improve access to the arts through educational programs, and invest in partnerships that support the talent and the creative community in Lake Worth.
Lake Worth is fortunate to be sited as a community with an abundant interest and support for the arts. With the promotion and success of LULA comes livability. The City’s livability will be enhanced as a result of the arts-centric thriving of businesses, increased awareness of family-oriented cultural activities and the overall economic life of the City will enlarge providing increased access to jobs and prosperity for its citizens. Results from LULA can foster engagement from hundreds of artists as they learn Lake Worth is the community committed to raising awareness of the arts, the accessibility to live and work in a sustainable fashion.






Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October Newsletter and $50 Coupon!

Fall into October FUN and Savings!
The holiday season is upon us and now is the time to get festive at McMow. Check out our exciting lineup below!

Specialty Classes:
October’s Spooky-Fun Classes:
Saturday October 22nd- Beginning Torch Work- 9am-3pm- $275.00
Saturday October 22nd- Fused Halloween Treats! 9am-12pm $45.00
- Super cute and fun, there are just 2 spaces left!
Saturday October 29th- Beginning Torch Work - 9am-3pm- $275.00
Saturday October 29th- Trick or Treats, special Howl-a-day Event
- See details in the sidebar!

November’s Fall-tastic Classes:
Saturday November 5th- Fused Fish and Animals 9am-3pm $75.00
- Just 2 Spaces Left! Sign up with a friend for $10 off - each!
Saturday November 12th- Kiln Casting Part 1 of 2 9am-3pm $275.00
Saturday November 19th- Kiln Casting Part 2 of 2 9am-3pm
- Just 1 space left - Call now to reserve your space in this artistic,
glass-sculpting class!

December’s Holiday Extravaganza Classes:
This month will be dedicated to gift-making and of course we will be hosting the Annual McMow Holiday Workshop!!!
Saturday, December 3rd Beautiful Holiday Gift Boxes 9am -3pm $75.00
Saturday, December 3rd Beginning Torch Work- 9am-3pm- $275.00
Saturday, December 10th A Special Kids Make it and Take it - Fused Holiday Ornaments 9am - 12pm
Tuesday, December 13th - Annual McMow Holiday Workshop
6pm-9pm - Details to be Announced.

REMEMBER! We offer Beginner Stained Glass, Intermediate Stained Glass, Workshop time and Torch Work time all year-round!

Glass of the Month: Black & Orange Glass is 15 % off
FREE Spooky Patterns All-Month Long!

NOTE: Workshop space will be closed on Saturday, October 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Howl-a-Day at McMow!

Trick or Treat with us on Saturday, October 29th!

Come and join the fun at McMow all day
Saturday, October 29th. We will be handing out special “TRICKS” or “TREATS” for all glass
enthusiasts.

Tricks will include special tips and tricks of the trade, detailed instructions on various techniques and free how-to books!

Treats will include special discounts, gift certificates, free class give-a-ways, free pattern books, free samples and even a few product give-a-ways!

...and of course we will be handing out special treats for the kids too!

Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive an extra special additional 15% off any item of your choice!

This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts and cannot be used on grinders,
saws or kilns.

$50.00 Coupon
Use this coupon any Saturday in October or November for
Beadmaking at either the Beginner or Intermediate level!
Saturdays 10-3 $275 - all levels welcome!
Call for available dates and to register TODAY!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

McMow Special on Bead Making


Our special Beginner's Bead Making and Torch Work class is having a special if you sign up before September 23rd to receive a $15 gift certificate to use at your leisure, and if you sign up with a friend, not only will you each receive the gift certificate, but you will also BOTH get $20 off the price of the class!

The class will be taught be our special guest artist Courtney Tavares, who will teach you everything you need to know about the creation of a plethora of glass beads and torch products to work on your own.

Classes will be held every Saturday through November, but there are only 2 spots available for October the 8th and October the 15th, so sign up soon!

Sign up today by calling us at (561) 585 - 9011

The class will run $275.00 and includes all materials, you will also be coming home with a glass pendant of your own creation!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Exciting Up Coming McMow Classes


Beginner's Lead Came Class
Saturday, September 10th - 9:00-3:00
In the Beginner's Lead Came class, students will learn how to assemble a stained glass window, using the tried and true Lead Came method. Using Lead Came, as opposed to the copper foil method, has been prevalent in Europe for centuries to construct world famous pieces like those found in Canterbury Cathedral. Now, come and celebrate that very art at McMow by learning the basics of how it was done.

The class will cost $130, and includes glass, the pattern, lead came, solder, flux, cement, and wood molding for set up. The class will require a soldering iron and stand, lead dykes, glazing hammer, 2 small hand brushes, lathekin, lead nails, wire brush, Pro Lead Knife, and a small household hammer. If you are missing any of the required material, McMow will be selling them at 15% off if you are taking the class (with the exception of the small household hammer).

Beginning Glass Beadmaking

Saturdays starting in September - November from 10am to 3pm
(with a 30 minute lunch break)

Taught by Special Guest Artist Cou
rtney Tavares

You can learn the exciting craft of creating glass beads and pendants. Beads such as these are in high demand due, in part, to their lovely visual appeal. This type of beadmaking is also incredibly unique. Each and every bead has it's own little flare, that can never be reproduced. Students will walk away with their own beads, infused with the individual artistic flare of the person that created it!

The class will cost $275 and includes ALL materials, each person will leave class with beads they made. You must be paid in full to reserve your slot.


Fusing I
Saturday, August 27th from 9am to 3pm

In this class you will learn how to create you own fused glass creation. The art of fusing glass is a highly personal function. Fusing of all levels can be applied to the same piece in an effort to create something that speaks to you. This class will instruct its students in the process that takes place in creating these one-of-a-kind sculptures. It will cover everything from basic kiln operation, elementary fusing terms, and forming your glass. You will also be working with frit and stringers to add flare to your pieces. This is a "Make it and Take it" class and students will be making 3 to 4 fused glass tiles.

All materials are included in the $130, and it happens to be one of McMow's most popular classes. Make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot as quickly as possible.

For questions or to reserve your space, call 561.585.9011


Monday, August 1, 2011

Announcing the McMow End of Summer Yard Sale


Saturday, August 27th from 8 am - 12 pm

Come and check out the incredible deals that will be too good to pass up! The North side of our parking lot will be packed with sale items - parking will be available across the street in the vacant gas station.

Yard Sale Items will include:
Glass panels
Glass
Tools
Sundries
Office Supplies
Florida and Folk Art
Last Season Holiday Gifts
Odds and Ends

and so much more....

On this Day, the Retail store at McMow will also be open and the entire store will be marked down up to 50% off from 8am - 3pm

Retail Sale Items will include:
10% off Grinders, Saws and Kilns
15 % off ALL GLASS - including fusible colors and textures
20% off Gallery items
20% off Glass McMow panels
20% off Lamps
20% off Pattern Books
40% off SMISH fused fish and animals
50% of Bevel Clusters
...and more to be announced!

For questions about this awesome day of savings - contact Retail at: retail@mcmow.com or call 561-585-9011 x100

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

McMow was in the Palm Beach Post!




Check out this great article about our affordable summer stained glass classes

Check out our class schedule by visiting www.mcmow.com - click on classes

Friday, June 17, 2011

Torch Work DEMO Day - just around the corner!















Watch Professional Boro Torch Work artist Courtney Tavares All Day Long! You will get an up close look at how to make torch work beads and pendants.


Schedule:

10:00 - Solid color & clear core latticino (making cane by mixing colors, basic borosilicate colorant chemistry)
10:30 - Mandrel beads, striking colors & stable colors (silver-based colors vs. crayon colors)
11:00 - Mandrel beads, surface decoration & clear encasement (dots, stripes, waves, bubbles)
11:30 - Solid implosion pendants with frit (made on solid glass rods)
1:00 - Mandrel beads, shaping techniques (tabular beads, bicones, squares, rondele)
1:30 - Blown implosion pendant (montage style, multi-colors & patterns)

She will also be having a trunk show throughout the day. You can take home a piece of her stunning work!

Please call to RSVP - Space is limited - 561-585-9011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEW Arrivals at McMow!

McMow has just received the latest shipment of glass and it is full of awesome colors, textures and styles. We are abundant in the coveted pinks and reds, waterglass and lots of fusible opalescents! This glass will go fast - so get to McMow to stock up for the summer!

We have also received the latest colors from Glassline. This is a fusible glass paint that comes in a variety of bright colors and fun metallics. Ask one of our friendly staff how this unique product works. Great for all fusing enthusiasts!

Monday, May 16, 2011

FUSING II with McMow Owner Phil - this Saturday!










Get ready to get your FUSE on!



This two part class is a hands on in-depth look at the world of fusing. Phil will walk you through everything you need to know about the world of HOT glass. Start off with a light refresher and then go from A-Z of fusing techniques.

You will also have the opportunity to pull hot glass stringers and learn about the slumping technique. You will leave class with a beautiful slumped plate - along with additional fused pieces you will create.

Don't miss out on this incredibly fun class! Space is limited so call now to register.

561-585-9011


Saturday, May 21 and May 28 9am-3pm

Cost: $235.00 includes all materials.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS!















...to our 2011 Glass as Art Contest Winners!


Pattern Adaptation:
3rd: “Face” by Ted Albert
2nd: “Frolicking Dolphins” by Violet Veigara
1st: “Having Fun” by Carmello Lauria


Original Design:
3rd: “Fairy” by Violet Veigara
2nd: “Beverly’s Garden” by Mel DeStio
1st: “The Spirit Never Dies” by Sharyn Luke

3-Dimensional:
3rd: “Vida Ardiente” by Katherine Martin
2nd: “Church” by Everett Conklin
1st: “Tall Lady” by Sidney Eskowitz

Fused:
3rd: “Friends Faces” by Irene Jalwayski
2nd: “Noah’s Ark” by Joan Abell
1st: “Sushi Plate” by Kim Vaughn

Mosaic:
3rd: “Mosaic Cart” by Ruth Henao
2nd: “Whispering Palm” by Jan Banning
1st: “Pledge Allegiance” by Debra Zimmerman

Professional:
3rd: “Kabbalah Casting” by Barbara Schwartz
2nd: “2 Pink Roses” by Faith Morreale
1st: “Castila” by Dan Droney.

Shanon’s Pick: “Eye of the Tiger” by Trevor Downes

Phil’s Pick: “Fish Eye” by Everett Conklin

Employee Pick: “African Grey” by Stan Sands

Best in Show: “Lady in Frame” by Sydney Eskowitz

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Mosaic & Tea Party at McMow


Join us at McMow for a lovely mommy and me Mosaic & Tea Party! Create a beautiful mosaic glass picture frame that uses the direct mosaic method. In the afternoon enjoy yummy tea and snacks with your lvoed ones. The perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day with your daughter Or mother. This is a make it and take it class includes all materials.

Saturday, May 7 from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost - Just $45.00

Space is limited so call now to register! 561-585-9011



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You're Invited



Friday Night is the NIGHT!

Join us at McMow Art Glass Studios for the 12th Annual Glass as Art Contest. This lovely evening is made possible by our incredible customers who have participated in this contest honoring the glass arts year after year.

Come in and check out all of the contestant's artwork, which is on display in the McMow gallery. We will be serving a selection of wines and yummy hors d'oeuvres.

Our guest host for the evening will be long-time friend of McMow Owners Phil and Shanon Materio, Mr. Randy Wardell. Wardell has written and published the leading art glass books in the industry. After owning his own stained glass studio, Wardell set out to follow his passion of educating the public about the glass arts. Many of his books are available at McMow to purchase - and he will be happy to sign a copy for you!

Winners will be announced and then it's on to giving out our sensational prizes. McMow has really one-upped themselves this year by providing the most exciting prizes to date!

Come for the fantastic artwork, come for the prizes - or just come to say hello, and please make sure to bring your family and friends!

When: THIS Friday, April 29th from 6-8pm

Where: McMow Art Glass, which is located at 701 N. Dixie Hwy in Lake Worth.

Contact: Tricia Besley at 561-585-9011 x100 for any questions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Slumping Lab! Watch and Learn how to SLUMP HOT GLASS!

Watch and Learn SLUMPING Lab

Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Just $25.00!


Watch and learn about complicated slumping techniques including floral forms, dropouts, plates and bowls. You will learn how to slump using single and double layered glass.

In the afternoon - put your knowledge to work and make your own slumped piece! Take a workshop for just $10 and rent any mold you like for $5 and create your very own slumped piece. Master Fuser Phil will be on hand to guide you along. Come and spend a fun-filled day at McMow.

Sign-up with a friend and you will both get $5 off the cost of the lab! What a deal.

Call today to reserve your spot. Space is limited. 561-585-9011 x100

Kaiser Lee Board Class - This Saturday




This coming Saturday, April 16 McMow will be hosting one of our most fun and creative classes. Learn how to use Kaiser Lee Board!

What is Kaiser Lee Board? This is a fiber board product that is completely reusable and ready to work with right out of the package. It is used to create molds slumping and shaping glass in a kiln. This includes, fusing bowls, platters, dishes and more!

NO Hot Glass Experience Necessary - whether you are brand new to fusing or a Pro - this is a technique that you will love learning about. Use your imagination and get artistic with this unique fiber board - no patterns are necessary!

Kaiser Lee Board with Debbie
Saturday, April 16th from 9 am - 3pm
Cost $165.00 - includes ALL materials needed to create your own unique fused glass bowl, tray, dish or platter

Remember - no fusing experience necessary!

CALL NOW to REGISTER - 561-585-9011 x100 -space is limited.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FREE Demo Day - Saturday, March 26th!



Join us at McMow Art Glass to learn about new glass techniques and products. We will be holding free demonstrations all day long - even better we will have fantastic specials all day long!

Schedule:
10-11 am - Learn how stained glass windows are repaired and gain the knowledge you need to repair them on your own!

12:30 - 1:30 - Watch Glass Master Phil demonstrate the many unique uses for the Glass Morton System. Ask questions on ho you can get more use out of your system.

1:30 - 2 - DO you struggle to get the perfect foil line on you individual pieces? Watch and learn how to use latest and greatest Table Foiler. This tool will help you foil with ease and speed.

2-3 - Cutting glass with a Saw is the newest craze in executing challenging pieces. Have a Saw or interested in buying one? Well, then this is the demo for you!

Products, tools and even CLASSES will be discounted on this day ONLY!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Direct Method Mosaic Class Starts This Staurday March 19th



This 2-part class is the perfect way to have fun with mosaics! In this fabulous hands on class, wou will learn the basics in mosaic application that you canuse in many other future projects.

McMow will supply a choice of designs OR you can free-form your own design and take home the entire completed project - A beautiful and functional mosaic vase, handmade by YOU!

Come and have some fun with us - Saturday March 19th from 9am-3pm (part 1) and Saturday, March 26th from 9am - 12 pm (part 2).

The cost of the class is $95 and includes all materials -glass, glue, glass vase and grout. Students are welcome to bring their own vase or piece to mosaic. Students should bring their own glass cutters or nippers, and wear closed toe shoes.

Call to register - space is limited. 561-585-9011 x100.

FREE Demo Day is just around the corner!

Join us at McMow for a day long FREE event. We will also be announcing spectacular savings and give aways. Learn about new techniques and products from the Masters!

Join us at McMow this Saturday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule:
10:00 - 11:00 am: Stained Glass Repairs with Faith
Learn how to repair your broken copper foil pieces. Ask questions and watch Faith in action repairing a stained glass panel.

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Morton System with Phil
Learn how to use the many tools of the Morton System! Ask questions and watch Phil demonstrate all the great ways the Morton System can help you with your projects.

1:30 - 2:00 pm: Table Foiler with Natalie
Are you looking for the greatest tools to be applied to the copper foil method? Then this demo is for you! Learn how to use the fantastic Table Foiler. Watch Natalie foil pieces to perfection with absolutely no fuss.

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Taurus 3 Ring Saw with Phil
Have a saw or interested in purchasing one? Not sure how to use a saw on your hard to cut pieces? Come watch Phil use the Saw for all of its unique functions. Ask questions and troubleshoot along the way.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Check out these Pics from McMow's recent Fusing Lab!

As part of our recent Fusing February festivities, McMow hosted an Experimental Fusing Lab. This seminar-style course gave both novice and advanced fusing enthusiasts a more detailed look at some of the most unique hot glass techniques.

McMow Fusing Masters Phil Materio and Debra Hawthorne taught the group of more than 15 participants how to pull glass stringers by hand and how to do a hand gather from a molten glass glory hole.







Interested in learning about the world of Fused Glass? Our next Intro Level Class is on Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The course is $130.00 and includes all materials.

Call 561-585-9011 x 100 to register.