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Foster's Beauties

69 Sales

fostersbeauties

Foster's Beauties

69 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   Thanks for visiting Foster's Beauties, a creative family business! We specialize in functional art for the home with fused glass and wood items handmade in our Portland, OR, home studio.

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Thanks for visiting Foster's Beauties, a creative family business! We specialize in functional art for the home with fused glass and wood items handmade in our Portland, OR, home studio.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Rebecca Weiner

Rebecca Weiner on Mar 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered custom coasters as a gift for my PhD advisor. They turned out even better than I could have imagined. I am so pleased! The seller was very easy to work with and asked me questions so that I could receive exactly what I wanted. Everything shipped quickly and was very well padded. I will definitely order from Foster's Beauties again and I recommend that you do too!

clarkema

clarkema on Nov 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

A gorgeous bowl. I will use it year around as a fruit bowl. Thanks for the beautiful magnet. Great sellers!

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Updates

Experimenting with a new product! These pieces, ready to be fused in the kiln, will become garden stakes!

About

Creativity Is A Family Passion

Foster's Beauties is, first and foremost, a family business. Scott, Aviva and Ellianna work individually and together to make functional art for the home, which we sell here on Etsy as well as at local art shows.

Scott began woodworking in 2000, making furniture for our then-new home. A decade later, he picked up a lathe at an estate sale intending to use it to make furniture legs, but instead Scott delved into woodturning and hasn't looked back. His passion is segmented woodturning. He is self-taught. When Scott isn't working his day job or his lathe, he's usually haunting the roller-skating rink, where he competes in dance and figures.

Aviva has always loved exploring color and texture. After a lengthy love affair with fabric, a chance encounter with fused glass swept her off her feet and that is where her passion has remained. She enjoys making flameworked components to use in her fused glass creations. And when she's not making glass, she probably has her nose in a book.

Ellianna has been making art in one form or another since her toddler days. She has both turned bowls on a lathe and made fused glass bowls. Lately, she has cast a covetous eye on Aviva's glass torch, but hasn't yet had an opportunity to use it. Ellie, a fourth-grader, is an avid reader who also roller skates competitively and greatly enjoys adding to her medal collection.

All our work is created and stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.

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  • The Fosters

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Foster's Beauties is a FAMILY business, and we each play our role. We are all passionate about fused glass, working independently and cooperatively on our various projects. And we love having a business that can feature all our creations.

  • Aviva Foster

    Curator, Creator

    I'm all about color, whether glass, fabric or beads. Finding the colors that look best together, combinations that are new or old favorites, is my favorite part of making art.

  • Scott Foster

    Creator

    Woodworking has been my passion for over a decade, first in furniture making and then woodturning. Lately, I've been obsessed with kiln glass. If I'm not at the office or in my studio, I'm spending time with my family and/or at the roller rink.

  • Ellianna Foster

    Maker, Child Artist

    Ellianna is in fifth grade, but has loved making art since her toddler days. Her favorite media include glass, oil pastels, colored pencils, paint and textiles. Ellie's other hobbies include artistic roller skating and reading.

Local

Find fostersbeauties at the following upcoming markets!

  • Local 14 Art Show & Sale

    Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler St

    Portland, OR

    Sep 29–Oct 2

    LOCAL 14 has presented high quality artwork by the region's finest women artists for 49 years. In 2016, the show has been broadened to include both male & female regional artists, and will continue to offer the public the highest quality mix of well-crafted and original artwork for sale

  • Oregon Glass Guild Studio Tour & Sale

    City of Portland,

    Oregon

    Nov 12–13

    The second annual Oregon Glass Guild studio tour & sale will showcase a wide variety of art glass in the Portland metro area. Visit the artists in their homes and studios, see their work in person and start your holiday shopping by shopping local and buying handmade!

  • Wild Arts Festival

    Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St

    Portland, OR

    Nov 19–20

    The Wild Arts Festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally known artists and writers. Now in its 36th year, the Festival is the Northwest's premier show and sale of nature-related art and books. The 2014 Festival raised $175,000 for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2016
Thanks for visiting Foster's Beauties! We really put our hearts into our products, and we hope you love them as much as we loved making them. See something you like, but want it in a different color or quantity? We LOVE custom orders! Just convo us. :-)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment by Paypal or Direct Checkout. Payment in full is required before shipping.
Shipping
We will ship as soon as possible, within three business days from your order unless it's a custom order or we notify you of another reason for delay.

We're in Portland, Oregon, and that means we try to be as green as possible. We reuse shipping materials when we can; if you prefer that we don't, please convo us or leave a note on your order.

We will combine shipping when possible. If you're in the Portland area and prefer to pick up your piece, use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to avoid the shipping fee.

Please note that shipping is estimated, and we will refund any overage greater than $2 if actual shipping is lower than you paid.

For international sales, we will ship first class international mail. Please note that the buyer is solely responsible for any taxes or import fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. Please convo us before shipping anything back to us! Return shipping is at buyer's expense.

Items may be returned in like-new condition for a full refund (minus shipping expenses) within two weeks of receiving. Convo us if it has been longer than two weeks and we will try to work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
We work and live in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.

We believe in our products and want you to, too! We will repair items that do not stand up to their intended and reasonable use.