McMow Art Glass Announces World Premiere Of Their Own Exclusive Sheet Glass To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

In honor of their 40th Anniversary, McMow Art Glass in cooperation with Bullseye Glass, has created a one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass. Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous.  “FLORAdia” glass is named for his mother, Flora Materio.  This style will be exclusive to McMow Art Glass and its customers. The Rickie Report shares the backstory and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to McMow for celebrating this milestone in such a meaningful and creative way!

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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Phil Materio tells The Rickie Report, “We found inspiration in the design aesthetic which has made South Florida a mecca for artists of all kinds. Bright pops of color, tropical weather, and design and architecture from the neighboring cities of both Palm Beach and South Beach provided us with ample inspiration”!

 

 

Our FLORAdia Styles:

 

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Palm Beach

 

 

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 South Beach

 

 

 

The FLORAdia Glass is now available at McMow!

Stay tuned for our upcoming class schedule. We will be releasing special classes which will include exciting ways to use this one-of-a-kind sheet style!

 

 

FLORAdia Glass: A Bullseye/McMow Collaboration!

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Close-up of FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Bullseye Glass Co, McMow worked to create a this one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass.

 

 

Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass knew that he wanted glass that would feel like South Florida. We pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous. When the colors came together it was exactly what he had envisioned – a perfect blend of the these two stunning destinations. He decided to name the glass after his mother Flora Materio. Flora lived in South Florida and often times traveled with Phil to both South & Palm Beach to see McMow’a installations in both areas. Remembering these trips he knew immediately FLORAdia was the perfect name for this new glass creation.

 

 

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FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

Phil shares, “While I have fond memories of my mom in Florida, it was really her encouragement that led me to immerse myself in the art glass world,” said Phil Materio, Vice President of McMow Art Glass. “I couldn’t think of anyone I would like to honor more than my mom on our 40th anniversary year. She was one of the big reasons McMow even came to be.”

 

 

How is art glass made:

 

“We worked alongside the glass crafter at Bullseye to determine which colors would be compatible with each other. Bullseye has a very similar business model – also getting started about 40 years ago. Like McMow, they know that art glass is a fine art and have pushed the envelope of working with glass year after year”.

 

 

Here’s a video about glass making at Bullseye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO7584g57z0

 

 

Glass is made by melting together several minerals at very high temperatures. Silica in the form of sand is the main ingredient and this is combined with soda ash and limestone and melted in a furnace at temperatures of 1700°C. Other materials can be added to produce different colors or properties.
What is Art Glass? colored glass that’s manufactured for use in art and architecture. This type of glass can be used for stained glass and mosaic work, and most are tested-compatible for fusing and other methods of forming glass within a kiln.

 

 

For more information about this, classes and other McMow services:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com
www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Artisans On The Ave Offers Functional And Artistic Gifts For Dads and Grads

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth are changing the way we think about handcrafted items as gifts for men and are highlighting the male artists of this gallery/boutique this month. We’re talking about gifts that are functional and artistic!  More art lovers are supporting local artists who happen to live here, but sell their work nationally and internationally. The Rickie Report shares some of the newest artwork and fine crafts just in time for Father’s Day and Graduations.  Note to Wedding Planners: Great gift ideas for Groomsmen, too!  Stop by on Friday, June 19th for a FREE Opening Reception!  Be sure to sign in with Artisans’ Gift Registry and let your friends and loved ones know what you’d like!

 

 

 

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“MY FATHER – MY FRIEND”

Father’s Day Exhibition

Friday June 19th 2015

6:00 – 9:00pm

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

For more info 561-762-8162

Free event

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Enjoy a night discovering unique art, hand made by our talented artists. Give Dad or your special friend a gift, functional or fun that he will enjoy. He is your hero who you appreciate for all the friendship and guidance he has given you throughout the years. Show how much you admire him on his special day.

 

Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer

Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer

 

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase gifts for GRADUATES, too.  Give the Grads in your life something they will use and think of you each time. A wood turned pen for his new office or a special sushi dish for the gourmet?

 

 

Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Support the creative male artists featured in Artisans On The Ave gallery by purchasing one of their “manmade” pieces. We have unique pottery mugs for his favorite beverage. If he is a whiz in the kitchen a selection of beautiful exotic wooden cutting boards and baguette trays will enhance his table and delight his dinner guests.

 

 

Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Choose a fused glass wine holder in a bold contemporary color or a great corkscrew/stopper. Perhaps a vintage car photograph would be to his liking to add nostalgia to his man cave. The executive in your life may enjoy a wonderful, custom created ink pen. Whatever you choose we are sure he will be pleased!!

 

Underwater Photography by ©EJMorales.com

Underwater Photography by ©EJMorales.com

Our male featured artists are John McCoy, Robert ben Kline, James McClean, Robert Hunter, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barry Friedman, Al Abraskin, Howard Fleischer, Wilmer Gallego, Rick Eggert, E J Morales , Jessie Showalter, Boaz Kimelman, Dr. Herb Brofsky, Ray Gross and Kelly Dean Manganaro.

 

Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Artisans On The Ave Gallery!

Enjoy Art and Refreshments

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

For more info 561-762-8162

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291