McMow Art Glass Announces Exciting NEW Class Lineup For All Levels And Interests

Join us at McMow Art Glass for our exciting NEW class lineup beginning in October. McMow offers the very best in art glass education, in a dedicated teaching facility. Learn from the masters, and have some FUN!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We’re also SAVING THE DATE for Tuesday, December 19th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale! Details to follow about this One Day Event,  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & CHAMPAGNE TOAST!




McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292  




To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100




Wednesday October 4th 6:00 – 8:00 pm   $70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.





Saturday October 7th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

In this one day session students will create a functional piece of art alongside a trained McMow artisan. Learn how to using the fusing technique to build a functioning clock. Students will be able to pick the style and color of their piece of art. This class includes all materials, kiln firings, and the clock parts required.




Wednesday October 11th 6:00 – 8:00 pm  $75.00 *Beginner Level*

This is the perfect class for a fusing newby! Learn the basics of kilnforming while creating your very own set of patterned coasters! Tap into a variety of both cathedral and opalescent glass, stringers and rods to create structured or whimsical patterns and designs you will just LOVE!




Saturday October 14th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

He’s at it again! Let McMow Master Phil walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a never before seen design! Utilizing a variety of techniques he will teach you how to tap into your inner artisan and focus in on your designer abilities – all materials, kiln firings, and jokes are included in this super creative course.



Wednesday October 18th 6:00 – 8:00 pm  $75.00 *Beginner Level*

It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create a variety of adorable bugs and birds using metal inclusion and dichroic glass for added enhancement. Think beetles, ladybugs, bumble bees, owls, flamingos and many more! All materials and kiln firings included.



w/Special Guest Artist, Debbie Davis

Saturday, October 21st 9:00am – 3:00pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a double direct method of mosaics which uses face taping instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.This class includes all materials.

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was accepted as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.




Wednesday October 25th 6:00 – 8:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Explore the technique of utilizing heat and gravity to create functional pieces of art glass. While you may know what these terms are, this class will explore how you can harness the power of the kiln and molds to create unique shapes with your fused art glass. If you LOVE the look of blown glass – now you can achieve it with slumping and draping techniques in your skill set!





Saturday October 28th 9:00am – 12:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or a skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create two fanciful art glass vases using sheet glass, frit and stringer. Create designs inspired by the holiday spirit! All materials and kiln firings included.



ALL DAY 9am – 3pm

Special event day with trick-or-treat discounts, yummy holiday snacks and double reward points on ALL purchases!!! More details to come!


SELF-PORTRAITS – Tap into your inner artist!

Wednesday November 1st 6:00pm – 9:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Students in this class will learn how to distort images of themselves in Photoshop to create fun self-portraits. They will be guided through the process of using color and cutting technique to add interest to their fun self-portrait design. The pieces will be tack-fused creating a dimensional piece of art. All materials and kiln firings included.




Thursday November 2nd 6:00pm – 9:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three-hour lab students will learn how to effectively use the Morton System for all their glass cutting needs. This is a great way to try the system before you purchase OR learn how to use one you already own. In addition, participants will receive 15% off all Morton System purchases.

SOLD OUT! Back By Popular Demand! Painting Techniques with McMow Artisan Jordan


Thursdays Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 30th (please note this class skips Thursday November 23rd for Thanksgiving) 6:00 – 8:00 pm $300.00 *Beginner Level*

In this wildly anticipated course you will learn fundamental painting techniques led by the studio’s lead glass painter and designer. You will cover the basics from understanding your tools, kiln firings, and types of paint and work into more complex design techniques and concepts. Students will complete three pieces which will push their abilities to the next level. Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused and mosaic art glass. All materials and kiln firings included.




**NEW** Kiln carving Techniques and Holiday Scenes

Saturday November 4th 9:00am – 12:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form while creating a beautiful piece of art! This class is a great introduction to fusing, kilncarving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Students will create two works of art. Think winter wonderlands, Fall leaves, or wintry forest scenes! Finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary. Includes all materials and kiln firings




Wednesday November 8th 6:00 – 8:00 pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.





Saturday November 11th AND November 18th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $300.00 *Fusing Knowledge a Benefit!*

Our McMow Master Artisan has spent ALL Summer developing this EXCITING course just for you! Never before taught at McMow, Phil will guide students through one of the most experimental techniques ever taught! Utilize all forms of raw material including sheet glass, rods, stringer, powder and frit. Gain in-depth knowledge into the scientific world of art glass and create one absolutely spectacular kiln-formed art piece. Students will create one dish and a variety of sample sets. All materials and kiln firings included!



Colour de Verre with Guest Artist Irene Jalowayski

Wednesday November 15th 6:00 – 9:00pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*


Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!

About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.






Support your local small business community on this day and shop local. McMow Art Glass will be giving away a SPECIAL GIFT to EVERY customer who shows us their support! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!






Mastering the Masters – PICASSO & MONDRIAN

Saturday December 2nd 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected PICASSO paintings into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a MONDRIAN canvas into a fused glass piece of art of your own! Cutting experience required.




WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th from 6-8pm
Hosted by: Artisans on the Avenue
630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Free and Open to the Public!

PLEASE RSVP by calling 561-585-9011 x100

Join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections. ARTISANS on the AVENUE will be inviting fusing artists, hobbyists, and retailers from the local community to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss you’re your fellow fusers. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community! Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum?

Please contact





Saturday December 9th & Sunday December 10th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $450.00 *BEGINNER LEVEL!*



Want to add a new technique? In this class Tony Glander will show you how to add images you create to your fused or stained glass work. Words, designs or pictures can all be used in this exciting and fun process. Paints and a little Photoshop will be covered.

Tony Glander started working in stained glass in 1989. It didn’t take long for him to become totally hooked on making beautiful art works in colored glass. In 1990 he purchased a stained glass studio, Glass Fantasies in Gaithersburg, MD. “I love every technique from cold glass to hot glass, from

Wanting to further expand the quality of his work, Tony added silk screening to his many skills. “I never really cared for faces done in stained glass so one day I had a brainstorm – use a silk screened photo on the glass.” He tried using a picture of his wife and the results were simply stunning. “After that piece, I was hooked on using screen printing anytime I could. Although I have created a lot of really nice pieces, my best works of art are my young children Maya and Lucas.”

For more information about Tony and his work go to


Tuesday, December 19th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!
This one day event will be held from 9am – 7pm – details to follow!




For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio Moves To Larger Location In Stuart, Offering Special Workshops And Classes

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, previously located in the Fish House Art Center has moved to bigger headquarters in Downtown Stuart. Diane Concepcion, owner/artist and other instructors will offer classes and specialty workshops, including a Special 2 Day Workshop with Martin Cheek  in February.  Not interested in “making”?  This is the place for you!  Functional as well decorative items are for sale, or can be ordered for commissions. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.  It is not too early to make your reservations.   It’s amazing what can be mosaicked!









208 West Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, Fl


Diane Concepcion 

Asia Booth

Francesco Delorme





Studio Space for Classes, Workshops and Working On Your Own


Shortly after moving in, Diane and Asia threw a ‘Grand Opening celebration” the highlight was a student art show. The many students that enjoy working in the studio over the last three years brought and displayed their artwork . There was plenty of art (purely for art’s sake) but the functional mosaic art…coasters, trays, lazy susans, house numbers…wow! The variety of mosaic art that has been created in the studio over the last 4 years is amazing!


Functional Mosaic Artwork

Diane has enhanced her mosaic self-education at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC and at the Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley CA. She has attended workshops with Martin Cheek, Mireille Swinnen, Michelle Petno and Jeff Halverson (some of the best known local and international mosaic artists). Diane’s portfolio is as varied as the application of mosaic art can be.  She is experienced in stained glass, smelt and picassiette. Diane has applied her art to garden items, upcycled art (mosaicking found items to give them new life), commissions for clients (address plaques, store signs), and has often explored her mosaic artistic voice. 




“Not A Transformer” Mosaic by Asia Booth






 “Dragon In A Teacup” by Asia Booth, 3D Mosaic Art





Also instructing at the studio is Asia Booth, an award winning mosaic artist of tremendous talent. An avid ‘gamer’, Asia specializes in video game themed art, most of her work features extremely tiny pieces (all hand cut). Asia’s passion for drawing and unique mosaic design is reflected in her art. Her gamer pieces were featured in “A Fractured Perspective” a gallery showing by Luna Mosaics of Orlando. Asia teaches “Intro to Mosaic” and is available during studio hours for students. Asia and Diane recently both placed in the highly competitive Annual McMow Art Glass completion.




Mosaic Jewelry Pendants by Francesca Delorme



Mosaic Portrait by Francesca Delorme

Mosaic artist Francesca Delorme is the third resident artist instructor. Francesca, an accomplished art instructor from the Burke Mountain Academy in VT, has a strong background in graphic design, jewelry design and creation, plus the whole gambit of glass arts, including all forms of mosaic. Francesca rounds out the studio’s staff specializing in ‘picasiette’, the art of making mosaic from broken dishes, china and other found items. Francesca will be presenting a series of classes in picasiette and mosaic techniques (such as andamento and opus) this Fall and Winter.



“Pelican” by Diane Concepcion

In the studio you can buy art, order a custom commission or take classes. The very popular ‘Intro to Mosaic’ day-long workshop provides the basics in mosaic techniques and you go home with your 8”x8’ mosaic wall art. ‘Intro workshop’s are conducted several times a month.  You can also take advantage of the ‘Studio Hours’ where you can work on projects at your own pace. There is a reasonable fee for studio hours (which includes use of the tools and materials in the studio).


“Peacock” by Martin Cheek


The highlight of the 2017 season will be a 2 day workshop by Martin Cheek, an internationally known mosaic artist. He has been teaching for over 20 years and is the author of several bestselling books. Martin Cheek incorporates his own glass fusions into his mosaic art and will share that process during the 11-12 February workshop at the studio. Details on this workshop can be found on the studio’s Facebook page or by calling Diane.


Special classes by mosaic artists and artists of other disciplines are being scheduled for 2017. Francesca will be presenting an ‘Opus and Andamento Workshop’. Opus and andamento are time honored techniques used in traditional mosaics. Francesca will review traditional applications and introduce a modern approach, discuss tessellation, patterns, negative/positive space and the student will put this instruction into practice on their own project under Francesca’s guidance. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced beginners or intermediate mosaic artists to delve into some of the more advanced techniques of the art.
The studio will be participating in the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club Show at the Martin County Fairgrounds on October 22-23. They are particularly excited to be featured as the “Artist in Residence” at the Ground Floor Farm of Stuart, where their art will be featured for the months of December and January. The studio will present a special stepping stone workshop during their residency.





For more information:

Contact Diane

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You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call:  732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students.





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Sally Eckman Roberts Opens New Boutique In Jensen Beach, Featuring Home Decor Designs Seen World Wide

You are invited to the Grand Opening of “Sally Eckman Roberts Designs”!  Located in one of The Art Cottages, 3211 NE Maple Avenue in Jensen Beach, it features art, gifts, and home decor.  Sally Eckman Roberts’ creations incorporate her watercolor art and designs. She is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Sally still maintains her gallery/studio  at The Fish House Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by both locations! 








You Are Invited:

G R A N D   O P E N I N G

Thursday, November 5th


Ribbon cutting

By the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Art Cottages

3211 NE Maple Avenue     Jensen Beach, FL

 SallyeckmanrobertsProduct Postcard_FrontHome Decor Illustration & Licensing



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“Autumn Array” Paper Dinnerware by Sally Eckman Roberts


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“Butterfly Wings” Printed Pillows by     Sally Eckman Roberts







Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel.


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“Flora and Fauna” by Sally Eckman Roberts



Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.


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“At Crab Sea” by Sally Eckman Roberts


Products include rugs, pillows, dinnerware, coasters, textiles, garden flags and mats, greeting cards, placemats as well as original art and prints both framed and unframed. Sally’s designs are available in catalogs and major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Stein Mart, Home Goods as well as small retailers throughout the country.




Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Avenue        Stuart, FL 34997




The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).




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“Classic Christmas Outdoor Signs, Mat and Mailbox Cover”      

by Sally Eckman Roberts



The Fish House Art Center is “home” to several resident artists’ studios that include Sally Eckman Roberts . You can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations.


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“Dragon Dance” Pillows and Hooked Rug 

By Sally Eckman Roberts


Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, “Painted Pears”.



For more details please call Sally at  317-590-6687

or  visit:

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