ARE YOU READY?!?!? So Much GLASS Is Coming Your Way With Holiday Party And Fusing Forum At McMow Art Glass

ARE YOU READY?!?!?! So much GLASS is coming your way at the McMow Art Glass Holiday Party and SALE!   This is the BIGGEST sale Day of the year, with discounts on Classes, Workshops time, Spectrum, Bullseye Glass, Wardell Products and Publications.  Enjoy Free LIVE Demonstrations and the Holiday Party. Please RSVP for the MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th events!   Yes, we know that McMow is normally closed on Mondays, but this is SO BIG, they are OPEN!  Stop by Artisans On The Ave on Wednesday, December 6th for the FUSING FORUM! This is an opportunity to network and share with other glass artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready for our BIGGEST sale day of the year – with an extra large shipment of SPECTRUM & BULLSEYE GLASS heading your way!!!!!

PLUS – a VERY exciting NEW class schedule will be released – 20% OFF this day only!

Wardell Products & Publications will be on hand from 5-7 pm doing LIVE demonstrations of their latest & greatest products!

Monday, December 11th from 9am – 7pm

Holiday Party from 7-9pm RSVP Today for our Champagne Toast!

 

Discounts Include:
15% 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)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time
LIVE Demo!
Free Give-a-Ways!

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FUSING FORUM – SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th    6-8pm

Hosted by: Artisans On The Ave
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 AVE 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 taylor@mcmow.com

For more information:

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

McMow’s Holiday Sale & Party Starts Monday, December 11th With Deep Discounts And A Special Announcement!

The sale you’ve been waiting for:  McMow Art Glass‘ Annual Holiday Sale and Party takes place on Monday, December 11th.  YES, McMow will be open that Monday and selling supplies, equipment, classes and workshop time for discounts!  It is free, but if you are coming for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and Champagne Toast, please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Don’t forget gift certificates are a great holiday present!

561-585-9011 x108  Fax: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com    https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

Our Holiday Sale is just around the corner


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017

Please note date change due to holiday dates

 

Sale:  9 am – 7 pm

Holiday Party from 7-9 pm

RSVP
For our Champagne Toast!

PARTY DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

Discounts Include:

15% 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)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information:

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

www.mcmow.com

https://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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

How Federal Regulations Affect The Future Of The Art Glass Industry; Which Arts Industry Is Next?

If you’ve been following the news in the glass world, you already know that major U.S. art glass manufacturers have suspended operations.  The Rickie Report is concerned about the environment and at the same time, anxious about the situation of the manufacturers of products for the arts industry.  How will these issues affect the American-based arts industry, one of the pillars of American creativity and job security? Will oil-based paints be the next target?   We bring you an inside look with Taylor Materio of McMow Art Glass and a Call To Action to share your voice with the lawmakers who will affect the future of the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

THE  STATE OF  THE  ART GLASS  INDUSTRY,

AND HOW IT BODES FOR THE FUTURE

OF THE AMERICAN ARTS INDUSTRY

 

An Overview With Taylor Materio

 

 

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TRR:  Recently a number of art glass manufacturers in the U.S. have been stopping production or closing.  Tell us what is happening.

TM:

You may already know that Spectrum Glass is halting production and going out of business in the next few months. Uroboros Glass in Portland will be picking up production of the System 96 product line. However, the situation in Portland is growing out of control with knee jerk reactions to some sensationalist journalism not based on science, but based in fear and speculation. Production at Bullseye Glass is being suspended with the prohibition of use of the heavy metals necessary to produce colored glass. The fear hasn’t stopped with the West Coast, as Kokomo Opalescent Glass has been accused of pollution, as well.

 

What you need to know:

  •  The stained and colored glass industry is a small, but home grown American manufacturing phenomenon.

 

  • It’s unique in the world, provides steady manufacturing jobs for American workers, and is an exporting industry as well.

 

  •  This industry of just six manufacturers is facing $2.5-3.5 million of capital investment due to regulatory changes with no advance warning. This investment may prove too much for several of them to bear.

 

 

  • Government intervention is needed for them to meet the goals of the new regulations in such a short time frame.

 

 

 

  • The industry is willing to meet new regulations, but it needs reasonable time to do so.

 

 

  • The manufacturers are all owned by single individuals and their families, who work daily at their plants. They don’t have the resources of publicly traded corporations to simply pay up and move on.

 

 

  • These manufacturers supply thousands of other businesses and craftsmen who depend on their unique glass styles to complete their work. They are now at risk of being put out of work themselves.

 

 

  • The very suppliers who have created the iconic glass of the American stained glass legacy are at risk due to this situation.

 

 

  • There is currently no actual verification that the glass industry is connected to the detected toxins. EPA did moss testing, a new science, which raised public concern. They retested and found the levels to be safe.

 

  • International glass suppliers will make their products available to consumers in the U.S.  There is little or no regulation during their manufacturing process.  The public should be concerned about the possible environmental impact from these products.

 

 

TRR:  We are concerned about our environment.  How can we get this information to the public?

TM:

 

 If you’d like to learn more about the situation, there is a group on Facebook dedicated to Glass Artists for Air Quality:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/489874894517980/

 

 

TRR:  What is your perspective on how this will affect others in the arts industry?

TM:

 

Some artists’ paints contain heavy metals and other potentially hazardous toxins.   I am concerned that this is the tip of the iceberg and the EPA will be looking at other arts-related materials.  This is a wake-up call to everyone involved with the arts!  While the arts industry will be able to purchase glass manufactured elsewhere in the world, we need to be concerned about the toxicity of those materials, where there is less oversight than here in the U.S.

 

TRR:  What can people do to help  assure a safer environment and still save the U.S. art glass industry?

TM:  

They can write or email their local lawmakers to make them aware.  When the public brings it’s voices together, we can work with legislators.  Here is an example of a letter.

 

 

WHAT  CAN  YOU  DO?

  There are a handful of glass manufacturers in the US who are being forced to introduce expensive equipment into their manufacturing process without a clear and reasonable timeline for implementing these procedures. If you would like to contact your Representatives in Washington to let them know that the glass art industry is a precious part of the US economy that we don’t want to see disappear due to unreasonable regulations, a sample letter is below. Feel free to change it up.

 

To find your Senator: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
To find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 

 

Dear Senator or Representative,

This week Spectrum Glass in Washington announced that after 40 years of producing colored art glass they will be closing their doors in July. They are the main American manufacturer of many types of colored art glass. This affects an estimated 30,000 Stained Glass, Fused Glass and Glass Blowing Artists, Stores, Art Studios and Hobbyists across America. Fortunately, arrangements have been made for Uroboros Glass in Oregon state to take over production of some of their Art Glass Product line. But there is still a huge problem threatening the American Art Glass Community.

 

 

The entire U.S. art glass industry is now being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to potential new regulations.  Spectrum is the first to announce it’s closure, but other glass producing companies are also evaluating their options. Uroboros Glass has suspended production of two-thirds of their glass while EPA re-evaluates their standards. Long-standing interpretations of air quality regulations are being reevaluated, and if new regulations are applied to our industry, it would require substantial capital expenses. Spectrum Glass Company has operated well within existing environmental guidelines and has been the only stained glass manufacturer to employ baghouse technology on furnace exhaust. Still, they have already accrued extraordinary, unanticipated expenses since the start of the EPA evaluation and cannot withstand additional investments of an unknown scale. These business collapses will have a ripple effect across the country.
The stained and colored glass industry is a small, but home grown American manufacturing phenomenon. It’s unique in the world, provides steady manufacturing jobs for American workers, and is an exporting industry as well. This industry of just six manufacturers is facing $2.5-3.5 million of capital investment due to regulatory changes with no advance warning. This investment may prove too much for several of them to bear.
Government intervention is needed for them to meet the goals of the new regulations in such a short time frame. The industry is willing to meet new regulations, but it needs reasonable time to do so.
The manufacturers are all owned by single individuals and their families, who work daily at their plants. They don’t have the resources of publicly traded corporations to simply pay up and move on.  These manufacturers supply thousands of other businesses and craftsmen who depend on their unique glass styles to complete their work. They are now at risk of being put out of work themselves. The very suppliers who have created the iconic glass of the American stained glass legacy are at risk due to this situation. There is currently no actual verification that the glass industry is connected to the detected toxins. EPA did moss testing, a new science, which raised public concern. They retested and found the levels to be safe.

 

 

 

The current EPA review and imposed freeze of production is all based in fear not fact.  I want to protect the environment, but I do not want to crush an American Art Industry on assumed causation.

 

 

 

Please do whatever you can to prevent the loss of small businesses,  jobs and an entire art form. The American Art Glass community needs your help.

Regards,
Your Name

 

 

For more information please contact:

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/mcmow

 

 

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