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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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

 

Come To McMow Art Glass For Specialty Classes In April, May, And June

McMow Art Glass is offering new Specialty  Classes for April, May and June, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each class and an example of what you can create!  This is the perfect time to sign up yourself or with a friend!  Located in Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass is renown for their exceptional glass classes, personalized service and tremendous glass supplies.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone Number: (561) 585-9011 Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

Office Hours
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

 

 

APRIL-MAY-JUNE 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

 

 

 

APRIL CLASSES

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

 
Wednesday April 6th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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NEW!!! MONET LANDSCAPES in FUSED GLASS

 
Saturday April 9th 9am – 3pm

$150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Be inspired by the beautiful painting of the famed Monet. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to create stunning Monet inspired landscapes. Each student will complete two 8”X10” landscapes. All materials included.

 

 

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SPECIAL EFFECTS with Bullseye Glass

Cutting Skills Required

Wednesday April 13th  6 – 9pm

$95.00

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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Our Special Edition FLORAdia Glass is included!

 

NEW FLORAdia Fusing Experience

With McMow Master Phil Materio
Saturday April 16th 9am – 3pm

$175.00

Cutting Skills Required!

Learn to design and create a stunning piece of fused art. Master strip cutting technique and design in this one day class. Half a sheet of our FLORAdia Palm Beach or South Beach Glass styles are included in this class.

 

 

 

 

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TASTE OF FUSING

 
Wednesday April 20th 6 – 8 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.

 

 

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NEW SELF PORTRAIT FUN in Fused Glass

Saturday April 23rd 9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required!

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.

 

 

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KILN CARVING BASICS

 
Wednesday April 27th 6-8pm

$75.00 *Beginner Level*

Create your own beautiful kilncarved piece of art using only ceramic fiber paper and the heat of the kiln. No glass cutting required! This short workshop is a great introduction to fusing, kilncarving and slumping. After selecting a pre-fused square piece of glass, you’ll cut designs out of fiber paper using an Xacto knife. When your design is complete, you’ll set the glass on top. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW! ABSTRACT GLASSPRESSIONISM

With Randy Wardell
Saturday April 30th 9am-3pm

$250.00

 

This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40’s & 50’s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.

 

 

Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.

MAY CLASSES

 

 

 

 

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday May 4th 5:30 – 8:30PM

$65.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW MOSAIC FLOWERS for Mother’s Day

Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the mosaic basics including basic cutting, adhesive and grouting technique. Make a beautiful mosaic flower using beautiful colored glass and mirror. Give your Mom flowers that will last a lifetime! Includes all materials.

 

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TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday, May 11th 6 – 8 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

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW FUSING ACCESSORIES LAB

Frit, Stringer, Vitrigraph, Nuggets, & Murrine

Saturday May 14th- 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Learn from McMow Master Phil Materio how to create your own fusing accessories including frit, stringer and murrine. This will be a watch and learn lab experience. A basic knowledge of kiln-forming technique would be preferable.

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday May 18th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part One
Saturday, May 21st  9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required

Learn to construct a functional copper foil box and lid! In addition, this mixed-media class will teach you fusing basics and allow you to create a one-of-a-kind fused glass lid for your box creation. The perfect class to teach you three-dimensional basics. Includes all materials and kiln firings.

 

 

 

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NEW!! JAPANESE BRUSH STROKES – Powder Painting

Wednesday, May 25th 6 – 8pm

$75.00

 

 

Learn to create elegant brush stroked designs. Work with this high saturation pigment, gestural brush strokes in kilnforming. Think of sumi-e and other East Asian styles of brush painting and calligraphy.

 

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part Two

Saturday May 28th  9am – 12pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

JUNE CLASSES

 

 

Free Workshop Wednesdays

9am – 4pm

Throughout the month of JUNE!

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TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday June 1st 6 – 8 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.

 

 

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NEW!!!! FOILING & SOLDERING LAB w/ Faith

Saturday June 4th 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Watch and learn from the McMow Masters! Tips and tricks of the trade on perfecting your foiling and soldering skills. This is a three hour lab – there is no hands on work. Question and answer/troubleshooting will follow the demonstrations.

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday June 8th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 
Saturday, June 11th

Details to be announced.

Demonstration times from 10am – 12pm AND 1– 3pm

McMow experts will demonstrate new products and techniques throughout the day~

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

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NEW BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil

Part One Wednesday June 15th 6-9pm

$250

This course provides a relatively simple and direct introduction to kilncasting glass. As a student, you will create a thick glass block featuring reverse-relief imagery. The process will involve making refractory-plaster design elements, securing them in an open-faced mold, filling the mold with pieces of glass billet, and firing the mold in the kiln until the glass flows and covers the design elements. No prerequisites.

 

 

Saturday June 18th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

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BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil Part Two

Wednesday, June 22nd 6-9pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

Saturday June 25th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

 

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

-Beginner & Intermediate stained glass class schedule also available-

 

 

 

BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SCHEDULE!

Upcoming Class Schedule March – May 2016:

Tuesdays March 8th – March 29th   5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays April 9th – April 30th   12-3pm
Tuesdays April 5th – April 26th   5:30-8:30pm

 

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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

 

McMow Art Glass Announces NEW Master Artisan, Holly Odess, Teaching NEW Master Mosaic Technique And More Glass Classes

McMow Art Glass is excited to announce a NEW Master Mosaicist, Holly Odess, who will be teaching a NEW technique of Fusible Mosaics. More classes, including Patti Gibbons’  Frit Critters Class are being announced.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you sign up early so you don’t get closed out!  Speaking of “closed”, we recently went for a second time to tour McMow Art Glass’ facility wearing closed toe shoes.  What a great field trip for a small group of friends or social club!

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass

701 N. Dixie Highway      Lake Worth, FL  33460

 

 

 

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

 

 

Holly Odess is a Master Mosaicist trained in the classical Italian style. In 2007, she completed the Master Mosaic Course at Mosaic Art School di Luciana Notturni in Ravenna. She completed the Master Mosaic Course in Orsini Factory in Venice and studied mosaic art technique at Hampstead School of Art. In London she participated in several public art installations, and her large-scale mosaics are installed in public places in Pembroke Pines and in Tampa, Florida.

 

 

 

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Master Mosaicist, Holly Odess

 

 

F U S I B L E M O S A I C S

With Holly Odess

 

We are excited to announce this new & exciting class with master mosaicist Holly Odess. In this two day course students will learn classical mosaic technique as well as gain knowledge about fusing while working on a 12″ x 12″ design. Cutting, shaping, and classical laying techniques will be covered. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED but students must come prepared with a 12″ x 12″ pattern adapted from a photo or other source, or Holly will provide a variety of patterns to choose from.

Saturday May 30th
&
Saturday June 6th

9am-3pm     $245.00

 

 

Additional Fusing Classes Just Announced at McMow!

Learn how to fuse glass with the McMow Masters:

Saturday May 2nd SLUMPING SESSION 1-3pm $85.00
Wednesday May 6th TASTE OF FUSING 6-8pm $70.00
Wednesday June 3rd SLUMPING SESSION 6-8pm $85.00
Saturday June 13th TASTE OF FUSING 1-3pm $70.00
Saturday May 27th SLUMPING SESSION 1-3pm $85.00

 

 

FRIT CRITTERS

Fun Beginner Class – Learn how to fuse and create fanciful creatures with McMow Master Patti Gibbons

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Frit Critters by Patti Gibbons

 

 

Learn how to create adorable critters out of frit and various glass pieces then incorporate your critters into a clear background to be designed by you and slumped into a plate by us! A variety of frit critter patterns will be available to choose from. Students will also have a variety of other glass components to choose from when creating your background scene.  All materials are included!

 

Wednesday May 13th
&
Wednesday May 20th

6-8pm     $95.00

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, tours and other events please contact Taylor Materio   taylor@mcmow.com or call  561-585-9011  and visit: http://www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

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

McMow Art Glass’ Shanon Materio Named Florida Retailer of the Year

The Rickie Report congratulates Shanon Materio, President and Owner of McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth!  Named 2013 Florida Retailer of the Year by the Florida Retail Foundation, Shanon’s influence on our community is widespread.  Her creativity and passion that she brings to McMow Art Glass are true attributes of a leader!

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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.”

 

For more information about the Florida Retail Federation contact: www.frf.org .  For more information about McMow Art Glass’s schedule of classes, activities and special sales:http://www.mcmow.com  McMow Art Glass Inc. is located at 701 N. Dixie Hwy  Lake Worth Fl 33460.  561-585-9011 x108.  Get connected with the McMow Dreamweavers at www.mcmowdailytimes.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291