Mercer County Outlook

Meet the Bertkes From Glowing Glass Design

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Artists, Virg and Jane Bertke, from Glowing Glass Design, will be at C.J. Highmarks Restaurant, 1211 Irmscher Blvd., Celina, Friday, January 19, 6 – 8 p.m.  Artists, art enthusiasts, and the general public are invited to come and meet the Bertkes who will share their creations and enthusiasm for art.

The Bertkes are local glass artists who have their studio near  St. Marys, Ohio. They specialize in stained glass, blown glass, fussed glass and slumped glass.

At the Glowing Glass Design studio, Virg and Jane enjoy making your ideas come alive.  They have been creating stained glass art since 1992, twenty-five years, and they say when you get addicted to glass art, you just can not get enough.  So in 2002 they added blown glass to what they can offer for people.

They are blessed with an artistic and adventuresome spirit which they enjoy sharing through creating beautiful pieces of art and make them available to all whom they meet.

Their lovely creations include a great range of possibilities.  A choice of glass bowls, vases, plates, and platters of numerous shapes, sizes and colors are readily available

If you are interested in a wall hanging or want something for your window in your home or at your place of work, they can create something just right for you.

If you would love to have a special stained glass created in or above you kitchen cabinets, or maybe you would enjoy designing some stained glass work around your living room fireplace, or perhaps you would love to have some design in the entrance door of your home.  If so, then contact the Bertkes at: www.GlowingGlassDesign.com

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.

Glowing Glass Design Studio, 10026 County Road 66A,  St. Marys, OH   (corner of St. Rt. 219  &  66A)

Virg and Jane Bertke will be teaching high school students from the local schools.  This 1½  hour session is FREE and is scheduled at their studio, which is located between St. Marys and New BremenInterested students need to register for this session.  Information about this event and registration forms are available from any High School Art Teacher.

Students will work together in the entire glass blowing process – warming, coloring, shaping and blowing into the pipe to start the forming process of the molten glass and using tools to create a one of a kind work of art.   After completion, the objects will go into an annealing oven overnight, so students will not be able to take objects home with them.

These two events are sponsored by LAAG – Lake Area Arts Group  –   promoting the visual arts in the Grand Lake area.  For more information about this organization,  go to:  www.lakeareaartsgroup.com

 

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