Holiday Gift Guide:J Winterbower Glass Works Review and Giveaway

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I was thrilled when my friend Lindsey from a Kindred Sprit’s Thoughts, asked if I would review her parents Etsy shop “J Winterbower Glass Art”. Located not to far from me in Lebanon, Oregon Artist Jan and Joe Winterbower displaying the fine arts of the Pacific Northwest at it’s best. If you scoot on over to their shop you’ll find an array of handcrafted masterpieces such as glass beads, pendants, paper weights, lamp work marbles, and many more items. Once you see the beauty of their work, you’ll find it hard to believe that they’ve only been at it for just four years!

It’s really difficult for me to choose a favorite item in their store but if I would have to choose, I would definitely go with their marbles and paperweights. These pieces, come in the following styles: vortex, galaxy, floral, as well as team marbles! If you don’t see something you like, I’m sure they’d be more than happy to fulfill a custom request.

I was sent a stunning rainbow vortex marble to review and I must say that  the photos surely don’t do  it justice. I entirely could get lost looking into it.  This marble is now sitting atop of a shelf in my dining area. What a conversation piece it will be and what beautiful heirloom  to pass down to my children.

A Few Words From the Artist…

1.Why did you decide to start doing this on Etsy and how long have you been?il_430xN.98914295
I love the idea of Etsy, all things handmade, by folks like myself that have a passion for their craft! We’ve had a shop since 2007, but just recently have been really putting our foot to the grindstone. My wife does all the computer work. That’s the real work.

2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?
My wife and I both race to the kiln in the mornings to see what God has inspired us to create. That’s a lot of fun, then we can talk about it over our coffee together.

3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I love to read biographies, but mostly spend time with my beautiful bride.

4. What inspires you?
I always look to God’s creation for colors and textures. Inspiration is everywhere I look.

5.In five years you’d like to be…?
I’d love to be able to know the properties of glass so well that I could make just about anything my mind could conceive. That will take a lifetime. I’d also like to share what I know with others that want to learn.

Final Thoughts…

If you are looking for a special one of a kind gift for those near and dear to you, I would highly recommend visiting J Winterbower Glass Art . Shipping is always free and they accept layaway too.

You can also follow J Winterbower Glass on twitter: @jwglassart as well as on Facebook at jwglassart.

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J Winterbower Glass Art has generously offered a stunning copper and lavender vortex marble to one of my readers! (displayed on the left) Note that this Giveaway is open internationally!

To Enter: Visit J Winterbower Glass Art on Etsy and let me know another item that you like!

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This Giveaway is only open internationally.

Giveaway running till 11/30/09 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a glass marble rainbow in color  for review from J Winterbower Glass Art . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.