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Glass47

This was back in the day. A tiny show. Up walks a larger-than-life Texan guy. He looks at a small abstract piece we have. Likes it. We like him. He wants it. We REALLY like him and REALLY want him to have it. Scratches his head. Can y’all make this bigger? He mentions a size .....

This was back in the day. A tiny show. Up walks a larger-than-life Texan guy. He looks at a small abstract piece we have. Likes it. We like him. He wants it. We REALLY like him and REALLY want him to have it. Scratches his head. Can y’all make this bigger? He mentions a size double anything we have ever done… Of course, we say, smiling brightly, tightly, and take the deposit.

Sit in the Studio scratching our heads. Suck it up. Make one. Fail. Next one. Fail. We explore more ways to fail. We are FOUR attempts into this, when we start thinking we may have to give this guy his deposit back… That really hurts, financial and pride crisis and all.

It actually comes to Marlene in the form of a dream… Not that she spends much time dreaming about welding metal support frames, as far as I know… So we get a little wild and crazy and build this contraption for casting large pieces. It works! We even get cocky and make an EXTRA one!

Client is very happy. We are friends today, and use this technology whenever we need to make a big piece.

Sometimes the glass gods smile on us!

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020