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I create unique glass pieces using Color and Light to heal the Body, Mind, and Spirit."
Sharpe Glass started in 1980 after I took a stained glass class in a local shop. The "glass bug" bit me hard and I have been working with glass for over 30 years now. From my humble flat glass panels, to 3-D sculptural Bust, to my latest blown glass pieces, I do it all!
My mother took a stained glass class and put the piece she made on the stairway in the house I grew up in. I was alway fascinated by how the color would change as light changed. When I was older and the opportunity to take a class presented itself to me I jumped at the chance to learn how to create a pieces for myself.
After a few years of making flat glass panels, I returned to college to get a degree in Sculpture. I then started to incorporate found objects in to my work. The 3-D aspect appealed to me and also recycling pieces into different uses made people stop and really look at the pieces differently.
I found that 3-D pieces are really fun to make. I like the challenge and my brain seem to think in three dimensions easily. I started making the busts back in 1986, incorporating the found objects. A plaster cast taken directly from a person face, this creates a mold that glass is slumped over in a kiln. I have made quite a few since then, some are commissioned portraits, some are friends, or sometimes I get a paid model. They are portraits, lighting features and an art piece all rolled into one.
I started making lamps and chandeliers, as a way creating more affordable one-of-a-kind pieces. The small lamps are nice lighting features in your home and the chandeliers are guaranteed to create some interesting conversations. Outdoor sculpture pieces for the yard utilizing found objects and recycled glass beads are also on my list of pieces.
I started blowing glass 4or 5 years ago. I have always been attracted to the process and I have finally taken the time to learn the skill. It takes time and dedication to perfect your process.
In all of my work I enjoy the colors, the light, and the endless possibilities of the medium of glass.
Peace be to you and all the Blessings of life!
Sharpe Glass was started in 1980 by Karole Sharpe.
I love color and light and working with glass connects me to a higher realm. I hope you enjoy my work and love living with it as much as I do. Initially I created art pieces as a way of healing myself, but I found they were also healing for others.
Glass can be soft and fluid or rigid and sharp. My resulting art pieces inspire, delight, and beautify the world. My pieces are meant to "activate" an individual on the soul level, to create an opening, a reconnection to your own spirit. My ideas come to me when I meditate. I ask a question and see an image in my mind’s eye, these images get translated into sculpture, windows, blown glass pieces, etc.
Using traditional and nontraditional glass techniques, I utilize a variety of methods including: recycling found objects, blown glass, fusing, slumping, casting, sand blasting, painting on glass, mosaics, assemblage, and collage. Visit <a href="http://www.karolesharpeglass.com">Karole Sharpe Glass</a> for more details.
Thank You for your purchase and may peace be with you and all the blessings of life!
Accepted payment methods
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Shipping costs are variable depending upon your zip code.
The glass lamp is separated from the base, wrapped in tissue paper, then bubble wrap, and then double boxed. I wrap the lamp base in bubble wrap also and I use shredded or crumpled paper to keep them both from moving around in the box. The lamp can be easily re-attached once it is received, by placing it back in the lamp and tightening three screws.
Packaging and Handling is $15.00 for pieces priced more that $100.00. Freight and delivery is an additional cost.
Even though I am an avid recycler I do not use recycled boxes for shipping my pieces. I spend a considerable amount of time packing your piece using new boxes, bubble wrap and tissue paper, all the proper packing materials to give you peace of mind. I have had a lot of experience shipping glass pieces with an excellent track record.
Please allow me 5 days after payment is made to safely pack and ship your piece. (In most cases it will be shipped sooner than 5 days.) If you need it shipped sooner contact me first to make sure I can accommodate your time frame.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are dealt with on a case by case basis and must first be mutually agreed upon by both parties. I am very easy to deal with and I want you to be happy with your purchase. If there is a problem after your package arrives please contact me immediately so we can work it out and so I can give you proper instructions for returning the piece. The original item complete with all packing must be packed in the same manner it was shipped and any damage caused in return shipping is the buyers liability. The piece must be mailed with in 7 days of it original receipt, items shipped after this date will not be honored. Seller is not responsible for lost or misdirected returns.
Some of my items are vintage, antique, and/or repurposed these will obviously display a certain amount of wear. The pieces are honestly and accurately described along with the defects. Please ask any questions or request additional photos etc and I will promptly reply within 24 hours.
Refunds will not be given because of buyers remorse, so please be sure to carefully read descriptions and look at photo’s. If a refund is agreed upon by both parties all shipping costs including insurance and delivery confirmation is the buyers responsibility.
Refunds will not be given for shipping charges unless it is due to a mistake by the seller. No exceptions. Items returned because of incorrect mailing or shipping address are subject to a 20% restocking fee and original shipping costs will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
My inventory is quite large with many other items in my shop. If you are searching for an item not found here please contact me and I may have what you are looking for. I love to collaborate with people who are looking for custom glass sculptures. Please contact me directly to discuss your ideas. I require a 33% non-refundable deposit of the final cost for custom orders, after we have agreed upon design, size, color, and perimeters of the piece.
Wholesale: If your are interested in carrying Sharpe Glass pieces in your shop please contact me by sending me an e-mail so we can discuss wholesale information.
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Caring for your glass Piece
Your piece is made of GLASS and needs to be treated accordingly. Avoid dropping or scratching the surfaces. You can clean your glass piece with paper towel or a soft cloth and glass cleaners like Windex or just with warm soapy water.