On Small Business Saturday, November 26th, McMow Art Glass Offers Discounts For You And Donations To Local Elementary School

Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in November, 2010. It encouraged holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, especially during the busiest time of the year for shopping. This initiative has been wildly successful and McMow Art Glass is honored to be a part of it.  The Rickie Report shares the exciting details of McMow’s discounts on classes and how purchases will also benefit the Highland Elementary School!  Be there on Saturday, November 26th!

 

 

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701 N Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL

(561) 585-9011

 

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday is
Saturday, November 26th, 2016

 

 

Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in November of 2010. It began as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, especially during the busiest time of the year for shopping. This initiative has been wildly successful and McMow Art Glass is honored to be a part of it.

 

 

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This year, in addition to giving you something special as a thank you for shopping small with McMow, we also want to give back to our local community!

 

 

Receive 10% OFF your entire purchase on
Small Business Saturday!

(cannot be combined with any other offer or discount)

and we will be giving 10% of our sales from that day to our neighborhood elementary school,
Highland Elementary!

 

 

YOU GET 10% and WE GIVE 10%!

 

We have the perfect gift for all your loved ones at McMow Art Glass

– Beginner Art Glass Classes in Fusing, Stained Glass, Mosaics and more!
– Beautiful pieces of Art!
– Custom Stained Glass Doors and Windows for your home or office!

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This holiday season – you have the choice! Local retailers are in constant competition with online and large scale retailers so it is with the most sincere sentiment that we say

THANK YOU for choosing to Shop Small at McMow Art Glass.

 

 

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For more information about these events, classes or tours:

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

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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass Announces New Fusing Technique, Specialty Classes, Mosaic Master Class And Holiday Sale Pre-Orders

McMow Art Glass announces many exciting Specialty Classes for November and December, including Open Face Kiln Casting, Making Wearable Art with Dichroic Jewelry, Liquid Caming (this is not a typo), a Master Mosaic Class with Jane Wright and “Harnessing Flow” with Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio, to mention the highlights!  The Rickie Report shares the details about classes and the upcoming One Day Sale!

 

 

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701 N Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL

 (561) 585-9011

 

 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

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Special Dates to Remember in November!

Saturday, November 5th –

Last Day to submit all Holiday Sale Pre – Orders.
Skip the lines while taking advantage of our biggest savings of the year!

 

 

Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday –

Support your local economy by shopping small!

Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN-CASTING

At the Armory Art Center with McMow Master, Phil Materio

Thursday, November 3rd & 10th from 9am – 4:30 pm 
Tuition: $240 Lab Fee $64:

To register for this class hosted at the Armory Art Center please visit: http://www.armoryart.org/

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday November 2nd 6:30-8:30pm

$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

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING

 

Saturday November 5th 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.

 

 

 

WEARABLE ART!!!
DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES


Wednesday, November 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 


In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

NEW! FUSED LIQUID CAMING

Saturday, November 12th 9-3pm

$150 *Beginner-Intermediate Level*
Create this work of art using technique that gives the appearance of both fusing and caming in one project. Incorporate bright pops of color to create a stunning contrast! This class includes all materials & kiln firings.

 

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

NEW: FUSING FORUM!

Hosted by Fused In Glass in Boynton Beach
Location: 1107 SE 2nd St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Wednesday, November 16th 6-8pm Free and Open to the Public!


PLEASE RSVP as space is limited! 561-585-9011 x100

About the Fusing Forum:

If you missed the fun at the last Fusing Forum – please join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections this November! Local fusing artisans, hobbyists, and retailers will be invited to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. This forum’s theme will be about discussing your failures & successes. Use the knowledge of your fellow-fusers and LEARN from your mistakes! Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss with the group. 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? Contact taylor@mcmow.com

 

LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders

Saturday, November 19th from 9am – 3p m

$150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

 

 

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday – Support your local economy by shopping small! Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

DECEMBER
Special Dates to Remember in December!

Tuesday, December 13th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!


This one day event will be held from 9am – 9pm

Details to follow!

 

 

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Mosaic by Jane Wright

 

NEW! MOSAIC MASTER CLASS

WITH MOSAICIST JANE WRIGHT

Two-Part Class: Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 3pm

 $300 
*Basic Mosaic Knowledge Required*

 

 

In this two-day Contemporary Mosaic Master lass you will learn about creating design, technical cutting with mosaic nippers, problem solving, and grouting technique. Design choices will be provided and students can also bring in designs of their choice. Take your mosaic art to the next level and meet other mosaic enthusiasts! All materials are included!

 

About Jane Wright:

 

South Florida professional mosaicist/instructor Jane Wright creates fine art. Long before Jane began creating mosaics she had always been attracted to the art form because of its beauty, intricacy and amazing longevity. She finds her own inspiration from nature, personal moments in her life and a sense of whimsical fantasy. Jane uses a broad variety of materials to create a dramatic narrative of texture, movement and visual interest. She focuses on unique and well tested techniques and generously guides her students with her knowledge and practical advice.  She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and is presently on the administrative staff of the Contemporary Mosaic Artists.  Her exhibitions (both juried and non-juried): Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota and Nevada.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday December 7th 6:30 – 8:30 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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Glass As Art Contest Winner, Gina Sneiderman

NEW! GO WITH THE FLOW

 Learn the “Harnessing Flow” Bullseye technique from our 2016 Bullseye Glass Category, Glass as Art Contest winner – Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio

Take your fusing to the next level! Learn this INCREDIBLE technique

 

Two-Part Class: Saturday, December 10th & Saturday, December 17th 9am – 3pm

$350
*Intermediate – Advanced Level*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.

 

 

About Gina Sneiderman:

Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012.  After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class.  After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day.  A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events, classes our tours:

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

www.mcmowartglass.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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

 

McMow Art Glass Announces Week Of Holiday Sales On Supplies, Workshops And Classes

McMow Art Glass is very excited to announce a week-long holiday sale! Their new Specialty Class Schedule will be released and on sale as well! Not sure what to buy the glass creative in your life?  The Rickie Report suggests a Gift Certificate, so they can choose among classes, kilns, tools and supplies!  McMow is also taking Special Orders – and still offering the discount!  Here are the details.

 

 

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McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 585-9011
Fax: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

McMowHOLIDAYSALE

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
and it just got even more wonderful…

For the first time ever, we are EXTENDING our holiday party from a one day sale to a WEEK-LONG SALES EVENT!

NO MORE WAITING! NO MORE LONG LINES! NO MORE CROWDS! NO MORE PARKING ISSUES!

Hours of Operation during our Holiday Sale:

Monday December 7th:
CLOSED!

Tuesday December 8th:
9am-8:30pm

Wednesday December 9th:
9am-8:30pm

Thursday December 10th:
9am-4:30pm

Friday December 11th:
9am-4:30pm

Saturday December 12th:
9am-3pm

Sunday December 13th:
CLOSED!

Our NEW SPECIALTY CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the week of the holiday sale…

20% OFF ALL CLASSES!

We will also be having special events and demos throughout the week- details to be announced!

Missed the pre-order deadline?

NO PROBLEM!

There are still PLENTY of opportunities to take advantage of the discounts on all the items YOU WANT! We will have a TON of great tools, glass, and materials in-house during our week-long holiday sales event!

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

SPECIAL ORDER anything you’d like and still receive the discount!

CLASSES! KILNS! GIFT CERTIFICATES! AND MORE!

Discounts Include:

20% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS-
includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny

35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)

20% OFF Materials & Supplies

15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders

20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information Call 561.585.9011 ext. 100

 

 

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

Free Demo Day And New Summer Glass Classes At McMow Welcome All Levels Of Students

New glass classes are here, along with a FREE demonstration at McMow Art Glass. The Rickie Report shares the schedule here, from introductory sessions with stained glass, stringers and advanced methods.   McMow has it all!  Bring the family and wear closed-toe shoes!

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561.585.9011 EXT 106

1.888.701.3494

www.mcmow.com

 

 

2015 SUMMER SPECIALTY CLASSES!

 

FREE DEMO DAY!

Saturday June 13th
9 am-Noon

 

FREE Demo Day!

FREE Demo Day!

Stop by and watch Phil demonstrate how to pull stringer & vitrograph, make your own frit, and how to make & cut pattern bars!

 

 

DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES
with Patti

Wednesday June 17th
6-8pm
$125.00

 

Sea Grass Vase

Sea Grass Vase

 

Perfect for Beginners!

 

Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!

 

 

KILN CARVED WIND CHIMES

with Faith

Saturday June 20th  9 am-3 pm
&
Saturday June 27th  9 am-Noon
$150.00

 

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In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.

 

 

COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS

with Meagan

Wednesday June 24th
6 – 8 pm
$125.00

 

Sunflower Project

Sunflower Project

 

 

Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

 

Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

with Phil

Saturday July 11th
Noon – 3 pm
$55.00

 

Cutting Glass

Cutting Glass

 

In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. 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.

 

 

 

 

BEACH SCENE MOSAICS

with Taylor

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6 – 8 pm
$150.00

 

Mosaic Sea Shell Project

Mosaic Sea Shell Project

 

This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP

with Phil

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9 am- Noon
$110.00

Basketweave

Basketweave

 

In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!

 

 

FRAMING LAB

with Faith

Saturday July 18th
1-3 pm
$25.00

 

Framing Your Glass Creations

Framing Your Glass Creations

 

Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

 

Here is a listing of all classes:

JUNE

Wednesday, June 3rd: SLUMPING SESSION 6 -8 pm $85.

Saturday, June 6th: FUSIBLE MOSAICS part 2 of 2 9am – 3pm

Saturday, June 13th: FREE DEMO DAY!9 am – Noon

Saturday, June 13th: TASTE OF FUSING 1 -3 pm $70.

Wednesday, June 17th: DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES 6 – 8pm $125.

Saturday, June 20th: KILN CARVED WINDCHIMES

                                 Part 1 of 2 9am -3pm $150.

Wednesday, June 24th: COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS 6-8pm $125.

Saturday, June 27th:KILN CARVED WINDCHIMES

                                Part 2 of 2 9am – Noon

Saturday, June 27th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.

 

JULY

Wednesday, July 8th:TASTE OF FUSING 6 -8 pm $70.

Saturday, July 11th: COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 12 – 3pm $55.

Wednesday,July 15th,22nd,29th:BEACH SCENE MOSAICS

                       (3 consecutive classes)       6-8 pm  $150.

Saturday, July 18th – August 1st: INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP 

                     9 am – Noon $110.

Saturday, July 18th: FRAMING LAB 1 -3 pm $25.

Saturday,July 25th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.

 

 

For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106 Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494

Fax: 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’ 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