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Once upon a time...

Well, very suddenly, actually in June 2009- I quit my job in Springfield, IL and moved to the little historic town of Alton, down by the Mississippi. Joel, my fiancee, and I bought an enormous 85,000 sq ft schoolhouse that was converted by the previous owner into the Intaglio/Levay glass factory. When Gary Levi died, his beautiful widow sold it to us "as is" and our dreams of doing something amazing began to take flight.

Inside this schoolhouse, Gary left thousands of art glass pieces, his old equipment, and portions of his antique collection. If you're interested, we've been selling them bit by bit on ebay under the seller name "vivantvivant" (they are a little too new to sell on etsy!).

Both Joel and I are artists, though we've been working construction the last seven…

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  • Born on November 23
  • Joined August 5, 2009

About

Once upon a time...

Well, very suddenly, actually in June 2009- I quit my job in Springfield, IL and moved to the little historic town of Alton, down by the Mississippi. Joel, my fiancee, and I bought an enormous 85,000 sq ft schoolhouse that was converted by the previous owner into the Intaglio/Levay glass factory. When Gary Levi died, his beautiful widow sold it to us "as is" and our dreams of doing something amazing began to take flight.

Inside this schoolhouse, Gary left thousands of art glass pieces, his old equipment, and portions of his antique collection. If you're interested, we've been selling them bit by bit on ebay under the seller name "vivantvivant" (they are a little too new to sell on etsy!).

Both Joel and I are artists, though we've been working construction the last seven months to bring the school up to code. You wouldn't believe the transformations!

Occasionally, when I find cool stuff or have the time to make things, I'll list them here for you. Feel free to follow our adventures on Facebook (at The Milton Schoolhouse)- we're nifty, I promise!

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