TradeWindsGlass

Affordable & functional blown glass art.

St Louis, Missouri | 10 Sales

TradeWindsGlass

Affordable & functional blown glass art.

St Louis, Missouri 10 Sales On Etsy since 2017

4.5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   If you are purchasing more than one item, put a note in your order & we'll try our best to package things together & save you on shipping.

Free pickup in St. Louis, MO area. Just leave a note in your order & we'll refund shipping costs and arrange for pickup.

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Last updated on Nov 1, 2017

If you are purchasing more than one item, put a note in your order & we'll try our best to package things together & save you on shipping.

Free pickup in St. Louis, MO area. Just leave a note in your order & we'll refund shipping costs and arrange for pickup.

Carmelo Rios

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Carmelo Rios

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About

A family business focused on creating unique and affordable art.

The idea for Trade Winds Glass first came up in late 2011, during a family gathering. Carmelo got his brothers together and told them that he wanted to start a shop so that they could all do something that they love with people that they love. Throughout the conversation they decided that all people deserve to have access to unique, beautiful, and affordable art. They then set about trying to figure out how to accomplish this without sacrificing creativity or quality. For the next few years they explored different production techniques until they found a process that allowed Trade Winds Glass to fulfill its philosophy of offering unique, beautiful, and affordable art.

Carmelo began his formal studies at La Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he learned to work with a diverse range of materials and techniques including metals, wood, ceramic, painting, and casting. During his first internship at Miami’s De la Cruz Collection, he gained a solid appreciation of contemporary art and artists. In his second internship at Boston’s Diablo Glass School he fell in love with glass work. Applying his wide range of skills to glass work, Carmelo learned quickly, finding particular joy in glass blowing and fusing. After a short time he decided to transfer to the Massachusetts College of Art & Design where he will soon complete his degree in sculpture.

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  • Carmelo Rios

    Owner

    Carmelo grew up in the small beach town of Fajardo, on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. From an early age he demonstrated a natural ability and interest in the visual arts. He has an innate desire to dance while glass blowing.

  • Pedro Rios

    Co-Founder

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What happens if my item arrives broken?

While we do our best to package things very carefully, we understand that accidents due occur during shipping. If your item arrives broken, please IMMEDIATELY take photos (in the box/with packaging) and contact us. We will offer you options for a refund or replacement.

Why don't you accept returns?

Due to the fragile nature of the items we sell, we cannot accept returns. While we are experienced with the packaging of our items for safe arrival, we cannot ensure the same level of care for returns and cannot allow for risky return shipments.

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