Come Experience the Fun of Glass Art
Glassie Ladies specializes in custom glass art pieces, providing glass and supplies to the avid glass artist, as well as teaching newcomers the art of stained glass, mosaics and fused glass.
Our showroom features many completed pieces of glass art for purchase. We also offer stained glass and fusible glass in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Glass art supplies and tools are also available for those that like to create their own masterpieces.
Got something specific in mind? Let us turn your glass dream into a reality! We have over 45 years of combined experience working with stained glass! We will be happy to answer your questions, create your design and then help you with color selection.
Come See Us!
Tuesday through Friday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
738 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Glass Art Classes
We do not have group classes at the shop. All classes are individual lessons (you can bring a friend) and are scheduled during regular business hours. Evening classes can be arranged on Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm by appointment only.
Please call 803-796-0407 for further information and to register.
We offer an introduction to stained glass for those that want to create their own masterpiece. All glass, supplies, and use of tools are included for the first project.
In the beginner's class, you will learn to cut a pattern, cut and grind the glass, apply foil, and solder the pieces together using the Tiffany foiling method. All glass, pattern, and supplies are furnished for your first project. This class is 12 hours long (2-hour class for 6 weeks). By the end of this session, you will complete your project to take home with you and have a good understanding of building a stained glass panel or sun catcher.
An intermediate class is offered with the prerequisite of the beginner class or prior knowledge and experience working with stained glass. This class is a total of 20 hours with each session usually occurring once a week for 2 to 3 hours.
Mosaic is created by gluing pieces of glass or tile, the tesserae, onto a foundation of glass or other substrate like wood or concrete.
You will learn how to cut the glass with nippers, attach the glass (the tesserae) to a foundation (the substrate) and how to grout. The class time is up to 7 hours: 6 hours learning to cut and place glass, 1 hour learning how to apply grout. After the glass is placed, the piece has to dry for at least 48 hours before the grout can be applied. A framed clear piece of glass, the stained glass pieces, and the grout are provided.
Glass fusing is the joining together of pieces of glass at high temperature in a kiln. This is the perfect introduction to glass art.
You will learn how to cut and grind the glass, and how to combine the pieces of glass with frit and stringers. You will create your piece in one 2 - 2.5 hour class. After you finish your piece, we will fire it in our kiln and it will usually be ready for pick up in a week. Pricing depends on what you decide to make: 3 Christmas ornaments $60; garden art $75; 2 potted plant stakes $55; or wind chimes $85.
We offer studio time for the artist who needs table space, access to glass tools and sometimes even a bit of advice and praise. Due to high demand, studio time must be reserved in advance. Please contact us for pricing, availability, and reserving your space at one of our work tables. 803-796-0407
We also offer specialized classes for small groups such as Bridal Parties, Sunday School Classes, etc.
Call us to arrange your event.