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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party and Workshop

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party
and Workshop

Tuesday, December 17th
6 - 9 pm

You won't want to miss McMow's BIGGEST Day of the Year!!!

Come and enjoy FREE workshop time
FREE samples
Incredible Holiday Discounts
Special Give-Aways
Interactive Demonstrations…. and yummy treats!

Specials Include:
For the First time Ever - 20% off ALL GLASS
20% off Materials, Supplies & Glass
15% off Kilns, Saws & Grinders
10% off Gallery Gift Items

...We will also have gift items for less than $10!

Join us for open workshop time, shop for unique holiday gifts, or enjoy the festivities.

Also for the first time ever we will be accepting
PRE-ORDERS for the Holiday Party!

Avoid long lines and place an order for items you want in advance...

Place your
PRE-ORDER for glass by Tuesday November 26th

Place your PRE-ORDER for supplies by Thursday December 5th

Call and ask for MEAGAN or TRICIA to Place your PRE-ORDER!

* A credit card number will be required to place a PRE-ORDER.
Your PRE-ORDER will be charged on the day of our holiday party ,Tuesday December 17th
and may be picked up any time after that!


Friday, August 30, 2013

McMow Owner, Phil Materio to display his Collection!

More than 100 Historical Florida art pieces on display

 Join McMow Art Glass, The WPB Downtown Development Authority, and WG Compass Realty at the Downtown Summer Gallery Series. This event has been a changing exhibit of the works of nationally and locally recognized artists. The closing exhibit will be presented by art collector Phil Materio. He will share more than 100 Historical Florida art pieces dating back to 1890. His collection includes pieces by the famed Highwaymen and "Beanie" Backus. On opening night you can meet the only female Highwaymen artist, Mary Ann Carroll.

Featured August Collection:
Phil Materio's Historic Florida Art Collection

Thurs. August 29th – Sunday, September 1st
Friday, Aug. 30th 7 – 9pm

Meet and greet with the artist
Gallery Hours:
 Thursday and Friday 6pm – 11pm
Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Gallery Location:
312 Clematis Street  
West Palm Beach

Friday, August 2, 2013


Take your fusing abilities to the next level during the month of August!

Whether you are a beginner or intermediate fuser
we have the perfect class for you ....

Sign up for Fusing 2 with Phil and Receive
$20 OFF Fused Glass Flowers with Faith!

Also take advantage of our August Sales & Specials!!

15% OFF all AMBER sheet glass during the month of August!

Including Mosaic & Fusible Scrap!


Discover the beauty of Spectrum 96 in this fun fusing class!
Find inspiration in the glass patterns and embellish with pulled stringer and frit.
Faith will briefly discuss fused glass and then help with designing your own unique fused flower panel.
The flowers will be tac-fused and though a life like flower can be made, it is encouraged that you think outside of the box in this class.

Saturday August 17th
9am- Noon

All materials included. Please bring your cutting tools.

Call us at (561) 585-9011 x 100 to register!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lake Worth retailer Shanon Materio is named the 2013 Florida Retailer of the Year

TALLAHASSEE Shanon Materio, president and owner of McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, FL, has been named the 2013 Florida Retailer of the Year by the Florida Retail Federation. She will be presented with the FRF Retailer of the Year Award at a special luncheon on June 20 at the Peabody Orlando during the FRF Summer Meeting, held in conjunction with the University of Florida’s Retail Smarter Conference. 

“We are honored to recognize Shanon Materio as the Retailer of the Year. She exemplifies in so many ways the creativity and passion that motivates great retailers,” said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. “Good retailers make money, but great retailers also make a positive impact on their customers and their communities. Shanon and the team at McMow Art Glass have earned a place among Florida’s great retailers.” 

With $200 and a dream, Materio and her husband, Phil, founded McMow Art glass in 1976. Over the years, the family-owned-and-operated business has grown from a 700-square-foot garage to occupy 10,000 square feet of studio, retail, and manufacturing space on Dixie Highway. Fueled by a passion for what they do, Materio and her team have earned respect in their community and throughout the art glass world. 

Both Materio and her husband have served on numerous boards, including the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach South End Neighborhood Association, and West Palm Beach Arts in Public Places. McMow Art Glass and its employees support a wide variety of charitable organizations, with ongoing commitments to Adopt-a-Family for each holiday, and to the Quantum House for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for serious medical conditions. 

The Florida Retailer of the Year Award, presented by FRF since 1999, honors retailers who blend sound business practices with commitments to their communities, customers and employees. The award is open to both members and non-members of the non-profit trade association. A selection panel made up of small business owners and other retail experts ranks nominees based on their scores in several categories measuring community service and business acumen. 

From fusing or melting glass to mosaics and bead making, all 16 McMow Art Glass employees are dedicated to passing these art forms on to future generations. The diversity of McMow’s customers has helped the business grow, and people of all ages and from all walks of life take classes at the shop. Others come for group tours, and McMow hosts customer field trips to galleries and museums to promote the glass arts and further clients’ education. Customers shop for products and supplies, or buy finished pieces. Employees and students are allowed to sell their creations at the studio. 

“We don’t see dollar signs when a person walks through the door,” said Materio. “We see a person who is going to ask questions and need help with something. Our customers have really responded to this level of care and attention.” 

While classes help drive retail sales, the company is well-known for creating custom art glass for places of worship, as well as individuals. Among the clientele was the late Italian designer Gianni Versace, with whom Materio worked closely to create art glass installations for his famous South Beach mansion.

Materio was nominated by her daughter, Taylor, who works at McMow along with her brother, P.J. Through social media and various unique marketing strategies, Materio credits Taylor with introducing McMow and the glass arts to a new generation and “taking us to the next level.”

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

McMow Art Glass Partners with The Armory Art Center!

We are pleased to announce that McMow will be partnering with The Armory Arts Center through 2014. McMow will be teaching second-level art glass classes, hosting lecture series and working together to promote the glass arts. 

Special thanks to The Armory and all the incredible people involved! We are excited to be working together!

Check out our Kiln Casting Course at the Armory in July!


Kiln Casting

In this advanced level class, students create three-dimensional glass sculptures. Students will learn the process of casting glass from two highly skilled instructors who walk you step-by-step through the mold making and glass firing processes. A wide variety of materials are used included glass billets, frits, powders and hand pulled stringers. Students will leave with in-depth knowledge of the glass arts and mold making. Beginning level fused glass recommended. Students must wear closed toe shoes. Limited to 6 students.
GSW12.6a Saturday July 20 & July 27, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Phil Materio & Faith Morreale
Instructor: Phil Materio & Faith Morreale
Tuition: $375.00
Lab Fee: $45.00
Term: Summer 2013