Glassroger

RC Art Glass

Utah, United States · 2668 Sales

Glassroger

RC Art Glass

Utah, United States 2668 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1180)
Roger Child

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Roger Child

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Deb Zobel

Deb Zobel on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love the realistic look of these with the little black eyes! My customers are thrilled!

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Check out these cute little bumble bee beads now available in my Etsy shop.

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Here's some new orchid pendants.
I am now offering these beautiful bolt action and lever action pens in my product line. Each pen is made and assembled by myself.
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About

RC Art Glass Living the Dream

Roger Child—About the Artist

Roger has always been drawn to art. As a child, he was always drawing and sketching. An elementary school teacher asked him what he wanted to be, and he immediately replied ‘an artist.’ As a career, he became a cabinetmaker and through that work discovered glass. He found that he could interpret his visions more easily using glass as a medium for artistic expression.
Roger grew up in Ogden, Utah, and has been a full time lampworker for 16 years. He discovered the magical world of lampworking glass during the summer of 1998 and instantly fell in love with working hot glass in the flame of a torch. Using Moretti soft glass, he began making glass beads and marbles in his spare time. After working as a cabinetmaker for 12 years, in the spring of 2003, he decided to put away his workworking tools and devote himself to the art of lampworking. He creates distinctive works of art using both soft glass and borosilicate glass.
Inspired by nature and fantasy, he hand-makes his glass beads, marbles, and sculptures one at a time using lampworking techniques. "I enjoy making a lot of sea life, he said, like sea turtles and fish. I strive to make each piece unique.” They are made from Moretti Italian glass, Lauscha glass, borosilicate glass, or any other glass he can get his hands on.
Roger mostly learned glass techniques by reading books and magazines, and watching videos. Artists who influenced him include the hot glass sculptors Milon Townsend, Lewis Wilson, Loren Stump, and Paul Stankard. He learned a great deal from books by Milon Townsend and he is 98% self-taught.

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  • Roger Child

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    My inspiration comes from nature, and I create a lot of sea life pieces. The beauty of nature has always spoken to me and has been dear to my heart. I also find inspiration in fantasy and thinking outside the box.

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Last updated on March 29, 2016
I discovered lampwork glass during the summer of 1998 and instantly fell in love with the magic of working hot glass in the flame of a torch. Inspired by nature and fantasy, my beads, marbles and sculptures are handmade one at a time by me using lampworking techniques. They are made from Moretti Italian glass, Lauscha glass, Borosilicate glass or any other glass that I can get my hands on. My beads are made on a 3/32 or 1/8th inch mandrel unless otherwise specified. I have cleaned and inspected them for cracks and defects. They are annealed for strength and durability. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item(s) within 7 days for a full refund.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
PayPal is preferred. Your PayPal payment is due within 5 days after you have checked out and completed your order. I also accept Credit cards through Etsy, money orders and personal checks. If paying by money order or personal check, the payment must be mailed within 5 days after you have completed your order and made the purchase. Personal checks will have to clear before the item is shipped. This usually takes an additional 5 to 7 days. E-checks through PayPal will also have to clear before the item is shipped. This usually takes 3 days. For Canadian and International orders, I only accept PayPal payments. International customers are responsible for paying any import taxes that may apply to their country.
Shipping
Shipping is $4.95 for First Class Mail. I ship all domestic packages within the United States with Delivery Confirmation. Insurance is optional for $1.75 extra. International shipping is $11.95 U.S. dollars. I ship all international orders First Class Mail International marked as merchandise. International customers are responsible for paying any and all import taxes, duties or customs fees that may be applied by their country. Due to the high cost of International insurance. Insurance is not available for International packages. If another method is requested please e-mail me before purchasing the item(s). I will ship your items within 24 hours after receipt of payment (with the exception of weekends and holidays). If you purchase an item from my shop on a weekend or a holiday, your order will be shipped on the next available business day after the weekend or holiday.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with an item that you have purchased from me. You may return the item with in 7 days for a refund. This excludes the shipping costs and the customer pays the return postage. All of my items are securely packaged, but in dealing with glass, I understand that some damage may occur from time to time. In this situation I offer a replacement or refund guarantee. If you receive a broken or damaged item contact me first letting me know about the problem. Then e-mail me a picture of the broken or damaged item. I will then be happy to replace the item or refund your money at my discretion.