garrettwheelerglass

Glass City Born, Glass City Worker

Toledo, Ohio 120 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (51)

garrettwheelerglass

Glass City Born, Glass City Worker

Toledo, Ohio | 120 Sales

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Garrett Wheeler

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Garrett Wheeler

Announcement    Summer is Here. The heat is on. Find me at art shows on the weekends.

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2019

Summer is Here. The heat is on. Find me at art shows on the weekends.

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Glass city born and raised. I am truly blessed to do what I love for a living.

I am the oldest of five siblings born in 1981 to the loving parents of Bob and Linda Wheeler. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio I was surrounded by glass history, both artistic and industrial. My introductions to hot glass were annual school field trips to Libby Glass Factory and Sauder’s Farms. I watched these skilled gaffers in amazement as they effortlessly transformed the hot molten material into beautiful objects. Seeing those fascinating demonstrations stuck with me, I started seeking out more glass studios. Cedar Point, Greenfield Village, and the Toledo Botanical Gardens were the studios that I started visiting to learn more about this medium. My first time touching hot glass was in the spring of 2000 when I enrolled into an introductory class at the Toledo Museum of Art. After that first dip in the furnace I was hooked and wanting more. From that point on, I knew, that studying and working with glass was going to be one wild journey that I never wanted to end. That following fall I enrolled at Bowling Green State University to pursue my bachelor of fine arts degree, focusing on glass art. Unknowingly I was in the presence of the best mentor that I ever had the opportunity to study under. Robert “Bud” Hurlstone had created a nurturing learning environment that promoted the lifelong study of glass, teaching his students that glass is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life.

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    I am the oldest of five siblings born in 1981 to the loving parents of Bob and Linda Wheeler. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio I was surrounded by glass history, both artistic and industrial.

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