Irene Jalowayski “Taking Flight: One Woman Show In Glass” At Artisans On The Ave Opens October 21st

Artisans On The Ave will feature Irene Jalowayski‘s hand made art glass and jewelry on Saturday, October 21st.  The public is invited to this Free event, “Taking Flight: A One Woman Show In Glass” and to meet the artist.  Irene’s fused glass is full of color for wearable, functional and decorative glass pieces.  Her jewelry is outstanding and her Judaica pieces make heirloom quality gifts. Irene is currently a guest teacher at McMow Art Glass for cast glass jewelry boxes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460


“Oceanside Table” by Irene Jalowayski



Irene Jalowayski

Taking Flight: “A One Woman Show in Glass”

Opening Reception:

Saturday October 21, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM


Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300


Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

“Hibiscus Leaves” Sculpture by Irene Jalowayski 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served


Abstract Glass and Metal Sculpture by Irene Jalowayski

Irene Jalowayski has been a working as a glass artist for the past twelve years in Palm Beach County, Florida. She works primarily with fused glass, cast glass and mixed media. Her fused art glass pieces are full of color with lots of dichroic glass mixed with beautiful bright backgrounds. She loves to create abstract sculptures which enhance any home and can be placed on a pedestal or shelf.


“Heart Wave” bracelet and Necklace by Irene Jalowayski



For the past few years Irene has been making cast glass sculptures which are created by making a clay mold, casting in plaster then filling plaster mold with glass and firing at 1500 degrees. The mold is destroyed when the piece is removed from it so all are truly one of a kind. This year she has also been casting glass jewelry boxes which have been very popular with clients. Irene said “ casting is a very versatile medium!



Glass Cast Jewelry Box by Irene Jalowayski

“Another specialty is creating fine glass Judaica including menorahs, mezzuzahs, candlesticks and seder plates.


“Wedding Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski ( You can see the shards of the blue glass stepped on during the wedding ceremony)


New to the gallery this year, art glass bowls using wedding glass shards to fill the bowl’s base. Wedding shards can also be incorporated into menorahs and mezzuzahs”.

“Sparkling Night” by Irene Jalowayski

Irene’s art includes beautiful bowls, platters and large vases.  Her glass jewelry is made from a combination of silver and fused glass. Cast glass pendants, bracelets, earrings, and brass and copper bracelets with glass cabochons are included in her exhibit! Glass art is a wonderful way for her to express the love for color, shape and form!  She says ” I get a thrill every time I open the kiln”.


“Blue Menorah” by Irene Jalowayski



When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 Local artists the gallery features.  Visit this opening night for an evening of fun. Meet the artists!!!  Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!


Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!



Artisans On The Ave
Owner, Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson
Craft Gallery   561-585-7744




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“One Woman” Features Glass Artist Irene Jalowayski At Artisans On The Ave Gallery

“One Woman” Exhibition features glass artist, Irene Jalowayski at Artisans On The Ave Gallery.  Artisans shows over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums. Irene is one of this gallery’s multi-talented artists who creates decorative and functional art with fused glass.  Her silver jewelry and Judaic items are distinctive, as are her newest creations in cast glass.  Irene’s work has been accepted into prestigious juried shows in Florida and you can find her most recent works at this Exhibition.  The Rickie Report has had a number of inquiries from readers and art patrons, asking for more details about this art medium.  Our interview with Irene gives you that information and some sneak peeks of her attractive creations!









Art Exhibit


Irene Jalowayski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162     561-582-3300




“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski




Toni Willey wrote, “At the Artisans On The Ave Gallery you will find :
Beautiful, original one of a kind pieces of art created by local Palm Beach County Artists with some of the most unique and eclectic imaginations that have ever come together under one roof. AWESOME!”

Irene  Jalowayski’s expertise is taking glass and visualizing a finished piece and then making each of her pieces by hand for the completed work of art. Her lovely silver and glass jewelry is considered by many as wearable art. Each creation is unique and one of a kind. A Florida native, Irene was raised in Miami, Florida but spent much of her adult life in California. She now lives in West Palm Beach and has her studio there.  All of her pieces can be washed with a gentle soap in water. The silver needs some silver polish and then a wash in warm water to clean it.





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“Amber Moon Necklace”                               “Blue Round Necklace”




Irene tells The Rickie Report, “As much as glass has become a major part of my life I did spend my adult career in a completely unrelated field. I am a licensed speech pathologist and have worked for over 30 years in private practice and hospitals.”




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Fused Glass and Wood Wine Holder

by Irene Jalowayski


The selection of home décor pieces including fused glass candlesticks, dishes, vases, Judaica menorahs and unique cast glass sculpture will enhance your home or business. Irene is an experienced artist with a true sense of style and vision. The variety of different shades and colors of glass she selects complements each one of a kind art designs. Her energy, passion, and dedication to her art gives Irene the title of “ONE WOMAN ARTIST” that she is so deserving of in her field among local glass and silver jewelry artists.





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“Green Wave Bracelet” by Irene Jalowayski








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“Blue Stem Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski



TRR: How did you begin creating with glass as your medium?




I chose to work with glass because I have always loved to look at it and to feel it. Long before I began to work with glass I was collecting it. My personal glass collection includes pieces by American, Italian and Swedish glass artists. Creating my own glass pieces has not stopped me from purchasing a beautiful piece of glass if I fall in love with it!




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“Star Crossed Lovers” by Irene Jalowayski


About 10 years ago, an artist friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in taking a glass fusing class in her community. Of course I said,” yes” and took to it like a duck takes to water!  I went faithfully for over five years to that weekly class.  I learned my basic skills and also found that I have an eye for color and design. Finally, after all that time I decided to purchase my own kiln and began to spread my wings taking classes at other venues.  I’ve been working with glass for almost eleven years and it has given me new life.




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“Jerusalem Seder Plate” by Irene Jalowayski




Creating glass jewelry allows me to bring something new and exciting into existence that is “wearable art”, utilizing the smaller pieces of glass from my studio. The colors of the glass radiate from necklaces, earrings and bracelets. My experience with fused glass and cast glass is now being translated into new styles of jewelry. Dichroic glass, filled with bits of sparkle, shadings and metallics is a very popular medium.





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Blue and Purple Dichroic Glass Candlesticks 

by Irene Jalowayski


TRR:  Describe the process of creating a piece of your glass work.




Creating a piece always begins with the search for an idea and then deciding, based on that, whether my creation would be best at a sculpture…a bowl… or what? If it is going to be a fused glass piece I usually draw the design on paper first.  Then I make some decisions about glass color and how I might cut the glass to make my design. Often I will cut my drawing up and use the pieces to trace my design onto the actual glass that I am going to use. Most of my pieces utilize a lot of small pieces of glass cut and put together, making my original design.




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“Mosaic Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski



Once all the glass is cut, it is glued onto a base and fired in the kiln for the first time. My first fuses are usually at 1380 degrees which gives the piece some texture. When the piece comes out of the kiln, I look at the piece to see if I am satisfied with it and see where I want to add dimension and color. Generally I add glass and fire my pieces at least two or three times.  The firing process takes  10-12  hours for larger pieces, especially when draping the glass, as in the vase below.  Jewelry pieces can only be fired once and take over 4 hours in the kiln itself.




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“Tall Red Vase” by Irene Jalowayski



Each piece needs a different firing  schedule. If the piece is to be slumped into a bowl or a platter or other shape it is only done after the above process is complete.  This vase (above) needed another firing for 14 hours, for example. 




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“Confetti Glass Vase” by Irene Jalowayski



Slumping is the process of taking a flat piece and melting it just enough so that is falls into a mold to create the shape that is desired. If my flat piece that I completed above is to be slumped, I choose the mold I am going to use. The mold must be coated with kiln wash and dried. Then the glass is place on top of it and is put into the kiln. In slumping the glass it is not melted but only softened enough that is falls into or around the mold. To do that the kiln is heated to around 1200 degrees. The kiln temperature is brought up slowly. Once the slumping has taken place the kiln temperature comes down slowly to anneal the glass. That will keep it from breaking after it comes out of the kiln. Between creating, firing, and slumping a fused glass piece can take up to a week to complete.




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Menorah by Irene Jalowayski


This year I started doing glass casting. That is a very different procedure than the ones I just mentioned. Once I have decided what I am going to make I create the piece in clay. The clay sculpture is then cast in plaster. During the two weeks it takes for the plaster mold to dry, I work on it to smooth the rough edges and make sure there are no cracks. After the mold dries, I fill it with the glass I have chosen and fire it in the kiln. The pieces I have been making are up to 15 inches tall and take 38 hours to fire in the kiln. The larger the piece, the longer the firing. Each cast piece takes two to three weeks from design to completion. Then the mold is broken away from the glass sculpture so it can never be used again.  The resulting piece of solid glass is just beautiful and substantial and always one-of-kind.





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“Angel Fish” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski





TRR: How do you recharge your creativity?



That is a hard question because it is never just one thing. In order to create something new and unique, I need to be relaxed and not terribly stressed. A walk on the beach by the water or at one of the preserves or a trip to an art show or a museum can help a lot.  I love to browse through art magazines to spark an idea. Sometimes it comes from something totally unexpected. I can be looking at some beautiful glass and then just think of an idea. For example,  I was at McMow Art Glass one day buying some supplies. Phil had a piece of Saturday glass in the window that looked just like the Caribbean Sea to me. I purchased it and made two pieces from it. Both were underwater scenes with fish, shells etc. That was what I thought of when I first saw the glass in the window. I still have one of the pieces at Artisans on the Ave. The other was recently sold.



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“Blue Cameo”




                                         “Blue and Silver Bib” with Earrings

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“Black and Red Moon”


TRR: Where can art lovers find your work?


On October 24 I will be having a one woman show at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. It will be from 6 to 9 pm. There will be wine and snacks. I will be there to meet and greet everyone so I hope lots of people can attend.


My work can be found at Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass on Dixie Highway and 7th St. in Lake Worth, and at Florida Craft Art on Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. On the weekend of November 14 and 15, I’ll be participating in Artnado.  Check out my Etsy shop. Go to and then to PalmBeachArtGlass. I also have a web page:  or call 561 792 8788 or by email at
I take special orders. These may take a few weeks to create.






For more information about this Exhibit or other artists and Events at Artisans On The Ave, please contact:

Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Loren Stein Exhibits “Judaic Paper Cuts, Jewelry And Blessings” At Rosen Museum Gallery And Offers Paper Cut Workshop

The Adolph and Rose Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will exhibit “Judaic Paper Cuts, Jewelry and Blessings” created by mixed media artist, Loren Stein.  The public is invited to today’s Free Opening Reception, Sunday, October 11th from 1 – 4pm.  Loren’s Judaic creations include ketubot (marriage contracts), ritual items (kiddish cups), intricate paper cuts and meaningful jewelry pieces at affordable prices.  (Think GIFTS).  She will also offer a paper cut workshop on Monday, Nov. 9th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and offers some images of Loren’s beautiful artistry. This is a FREE event but you must RSVP.






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Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

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Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center


Loren Stein

“Judaic Paper Cuts, Jewelry and Blessings”

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Opening Reception 1 -4 pm

Exhibit Runs: Sunday, Oct. 11th –  Nov. 20, 2015

Free and open to the public

RSVP required

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington







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Judaic Paper Cut by Loren Stein





Learn the Art of Paper Cutting

Monday, November 9th   1:30 pm



Paper Cuts By Loren Stein



Loren Stein offers this workshop. Learn the art of paper cutting or water color painting in this exploratory workshop. Choose one project from several designs and create your own frame-able art.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250.


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Sunday by appointment

Admission is free





21050 95th Avenue South Boca Raton, FL

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Levis JCC
21050 95th Avenue South
Boca Raton FL 33428






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Artistry by Loren Stein

Multi-media artist Loren Stein designs intricate paper-cuts, endless blessings and creation jewelry, custom Ketubot.




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Kiddush Cup by Loren Stein


Loren Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She is an active multi-media artist creating art in mediums such as painting, paper-cuts, invitations, centerpieces, ritual art and more. Additionally she has taught studio art to elementary age students through twelfth grade. Her background in architecture has been an asset in giving her the skills to create multi-media works with dimension and depth. Loren received her M.Arch. from MIT and her B.A. in architectural design from U-Florida.



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Loren Stein’s “Creation” Bracelet


Loren offers Monogram jewelry with Hebrew monograms, including bracelets, pendants and single letter necklaces.  She incorporates new and original designs in Silver & Gold.  These can be Custom ordered and include single, double or triple letter pendants. You may choose Script, block, or geometric styles.  She offers Endless Prayers-Endless Blessings
Necklaces, Bracelets, Cuff links and Earrings plus Creation Jewelry.




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Paper Cut by Loren Stein




Loren Wolstein Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She presently teaches all grades and levels of high school studio art.   Loren works with both commercial and residential clients in the areas of design, renovation and expansion of commercial properties and private homes. She works closely with clients in helping them develop and understand their design and acts as a liaison between the client, builder and architect to assure that all the clients’ special needs are all met. Loren specifically focusses on the design phase of the projects where practicality and creativity is her strength. Loren takes the clients through the entire construction process facilitating, decision making, and supervising potential modifications.




Give Someone You Love an Endless Blessing


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Necklace and Bracelet by Loren Stein

Purchase a beautiful piece of Judaic art and jewelry for someone you love for the holidays. Visit the exhibit at the Rosen Museum Gallery to see Loren’s exquisite and unique designs.




For more information about Loren Stein please visit:




The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.




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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420