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My name is Yekaterina Reier and I am Russian-born and raised. I immigrated to the United States in 2003 at the age of 19 and stained glass art was nowhere in my plans. I got right down to chasing my American Dream, which at that time meant - working hard and making enough money to stay afloat. That was a notch better than in Russia. There you just worked hard...
I learned to make stained glass as a way to relieve stress at work and to realize my longing to make something beautiful with my own hands. Fortunately, after years of working odd jobs and then in high-stress project management positions, my beloved husband, who also happens to be my biggest fan suggested that I may be better off doing what I loved - Stained Glass which at that time was just a hobby. Without his
love, care and support, The Last Unicorn Stained Glass Studio would never have come to be. He is my lover, my friend…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined March 14, 2010

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Stained Glass, Fused Glass, Glass Paint, Wrought Iron, Tin

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About

My name is Yekaterina Reier and I am Russian-born and raised. I immigrated to the United States in 2003 at the age of 19 and stained glass art was nowhere in my plans. I got right down to chasing my American Dream, which at that time meant - working hard and making enough money to stay afloat. That was a notch better than in Russia. There you just worked hard...
I learned to make stained glass as a way to relieve stress at work and to realize my longing to make something beautiful with my own hands. Fortunately, after years of working odd jobs and then in high-stress project management positions, my beloved husband, who also happens to be my biggest fan suggested that I may be better off doing what I loved - Stained Glass which at that time was just a hobby. Without his
love, care and support, The Last Unicorn Stained Glass Studio would never have come to be. He is my lover, my friend and my inspiration. He helped me find myself and gave me confidence to do the job that I loved, so now we are both doing what we feel we were called to do. For me, it is creating stained glass art!

Why THE LAST UNICORN? I get asked this question a lot actually, and here is the "official answer". To me, a unicorn is a symbol of something fantastic, beautiful, pure and at the same time very elusive and rare. Something that this world desperately lacks at times. It is a piece of this beauty and other-wordly fantasy that I try to bring into people's homes with each window I create. So others can have a small fairy tale nook in their house. Everyone needs a place like this - I spend quite a bit of my time there :). It is a place with enchanted forests, crystal-clear streams, unicorns and fairies. A world with no trouble, tears or fear, and where my husband does not have to deploy to Afganistan... This is what the UNICORN stands for - the hope that such place exists, maybe in an alternate universe, but you can catch a glimpse of it sometimes - in your daydreams. And the LAST is because such beauty and hope is so rare nowadays, and it should be carefully protected and nurtured, because one day it may disappear altogether. My art is just one way to preserve it.

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