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Product Highlight – Recycled Glass

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Product Highlight – Recycled Glass

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Studio GlassWorks is Part of Teams Winning CoTY Awards

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Studio GlassWorks is Part of Teams Winning CoTY Awards

Friday night, November 11, marked the annual CoTY (Contractor of the Year) Awards for the Madison Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Studio GlassWorks was proud to be a member of Lori Jolin Design, LLC team that won three of the prestigious awards.  Categories and Team Members include:

Residential Bath $30,000-$60,000

Lori Jolin Design LLC

Team Members:
Studio GlassWorks, LLC
Kitchen Ideas Center + Design
Benjamin Plumbing, Inc.
Austin Showers LLC
Start to Finish, LLC
Design Electric of Madison, Inc

Residential Interior under $100,000

Lori Jolin Design LLC

Team Members:
Studio GlassWorks, LLC
Zweifel Electric, LLC

Residential Kitchen Over $120,000

Lori Jolin Design LLC

Team Members:

Studio GlassWorks LLC
Statz Construction Services, LLC
Benjamin Plumbing, Inc.
Window Design Center
Denise Quade Design, LTD
R & D Drywall, Inc.
Zweifel Electric, LLC

Our congratulations to Lori Jolin Design and all team members on the fine work done for these three outstanding projects.  All three projects will advance to the Regional Awards Competition and if chosen as Regional Winners, will advance to the National Level Awards Competition, which will be held in April of 2012.

Custom Decorative Glass for a Private Residence

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Custom Decorative Glass for a Private Residence

The interior of the beautiful home was designed by Lori Jolin Interiors.  Lori worked with Studio GlassWorks to provide the custom glass for the home including textured cabinet glass, mirrors, shower enclosures, kiln-formed pool, sauna and bath doors, glass shelving, beveled and stained glass overlay door inserts for the master bedroom, one way mirrors overlooking the pool, black arch top mirror above the fireplace, and a framed hand-made antique mirror for a fabulous cast angel art piece.  The result is a beautiful one-of-a-kind home set in the hilly countryside of southwestern Wisconsin.

Award Winning Custom Art Glass Provides Beauty and Energy Savings

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Award Winning Custom Art Glass Provides Beauty and Energy Savings

Bethany Lutheran Church in Ft. Atkinson went through a complete design transformation to update the interior of the church in 2007. All interior furnishings as well as new windows were included in the transformation.

The old windows included panels of spun colored fiberglass material that was terribly outdated. Studio GlassWorks worked with Fort Atkinson Glass & Mirror to create new windows that would provide for energy efficiency and UV protection, which was real important to the church. All materials and installation methods were designed specifically to address these concerns. The overall results have been dramatic. The church has experienced energy savings and increased comfort of the congregation due to the triple panel installation process as well as the 99% UV protection offered by the decorative glass panels.

The Stained Glass Overlay art panels were built with a custom design depicting a storyline of significant events in the Bible including the life of Jesus Christ in the main worship area as well as a series of second story windows with angels from above looking down upon the congregation. Entrance doors as well as a back-lighted exterior wall panel including the Church’s name were also completed.

Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room

Studio GlassWorks replaced the ceiling glass as part of the Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room restoration project. The glass was hand created with the same tradition and methods used by European Artisans in past centuries. Designs were created using photographs of the original glass designs.

WHS RR Close-up of side panelThe restoration project was submitted by Isthmus Architecture, and won the 2011 AIA Wisconsin Design Award for excellence. The annual design award places emphasis on public and education structures, as well as projects that honor historic buildings. The elegant reading room was transformed into a 21st-century study center while retaining its turn-of-the-20th-century character.

The jurors stated in their collective comments that “our favorite part is the restoration of the skylights and the ceiling. The care taken with those skylights was extraordinary – it’s a spectacular ceiling.”

A note about the Wisconsin Historical Society Building – it is the oldest continually operated state building in Wisconsin.

Studio GlassWorks combined efforts with KD-Glass, Findorff and Isthmus Architects on this restoration project for the Wisconsin Historical Society.

View our complete gallery for this project!