Glass Art by Judith Konesni & Michael Fortin

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Announcement    Featuring one-of-a-kind hand blown, lampworked, and kiln formed glass.


Featuring one-of-a-kind hand blown, lampworked, and kiln formed glass.


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About AvolioGlassWerks

Sales 450
On Etsy since 2009


Avolio GlassWerks is the combined glass blowing effort of Judith Konesni and Michael Fortin.

With more than 50 years of combined glass working expertise, Michael and Judith specialize in creative hand blown glass, impressive cast forms, dramatic fused and kiln formed works, and detailed lampworked creations. Individually Judith and Michael are able to invent colorful, unique items that are perfect for home and office; as gifts for friends, family or clients; corporate awards large and small. As a team their experience places them at the highest level; able to meet a client's needs for lighting, commercial and private installations, public art (indoors and out), and architectural installations of all kinds.

Shop members

  • Michael Fortin

    Owner, Designer, Gaffer

  • Judith Konesni

    Owner, Designer, Gaffer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 26, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to visit the shop of Avolio GlassWerks.
All works found within are hand made, unique, one-of-a-kind and have been created by the Kalamazoo, MI based artistic couple, Michael Fortin and Judith Konesni. With more that 50 years of combined experience, great pride is taken to create items of the highest quality, using traditional glassblowing, contemporary lampworking and/or modern kiln formed techniques.
Please take time to browse and enjoy all of our available and previously sold works, and consider adding a new piece to your collection or giving a gift that will delight for a lifetime.
Thank you.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
*** All Sales are Final. ***
-We are certain that you will be satisfied with the quality of our products.

-If however you do wish to return an item, return shipment must be made with 7 days of your receipt of the item.
* Item must be returned in "New" condition.
* Shipping costs will NOT be refunded.
* 20% restocking fee will be retained.

-Custom orders will be decided on a case by case basis.
-Personalized items CANNOT be returned.
*** Payment MUST be made within 3 days of purchase ***
-6% Sales tax will be included on all Michigan orders.
-Customs fees and import duties/taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

** Method **
Direct Checkout, PayPal, personal check
-Purchases paid by personal check will not ship until check has cleared.
-International Checks are NOT accepted.

*Printed invoices can be included with order upon request.

* If more time is required for payment, please convo or email at the time of purchase to make arrangements.
*** Orders ship within 3-5 business days. ***
-Custom / 'Made to Order" items usually ship within 2 weeks of order.

** Domestic Delivery **
Most items ship USPS Priority Mail.
-Larger Items may be shipped UPS Ground.
-All packages include: Tracking Number and delivery conformation

** Insurance **
All packages are shipped with insurance.
-Insurance covers missing or broken items, damaged items or lost in the mail. "Lost" meaning it never reached the final destination.

*Avolio GlassWerks is NOT responsible for lost, broken or stolen packages once they are in the mail.

** Broken Items **
Please inspect all items upon receiving your shipment. Contact us immediately,
include a photo or photos so that we are able to file a claim.

** International Delivery **
Please convo or email for postage quote.

** PayPal **
-Be sure your PayPal and Etsy address are the same.
-Orders placed using PayPal can only be shipped to confirmed PayPal Address.
* If a package is returned due to bad address, buyer will be responsible for additional shipping charges.

+ Through years of experience, great care is taken to be sure that items are packaged adequately and securely, making certain the arrive, "Safe and Sound."

+ To help reduce our footprint on the earth, recycled shipping materials are used when ever possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
+ Custom orders are welcome.

+Discounts available for multiples.
-Awards, Client Gifts, Wedding or Special Event, Party Favors

+Wholesale available for some items.
-Contact: avolioglass [!at] gmail.com for minimum quantities and pricing.

*** Original designs by Judith Konesni, Michael Fortin and Avolio GlassWerks are copyrighted. ***
-Sale of art work does NOT transfer copyright or reproduction rights.
-If you wish to display work publicly, please contact us for permission and details.
-Images / photographs of our work may not be used without permission.
-It is illegal to copy or ask another artist to copy our art work.

* Thank you for respecting our work and designs.