ART 🎨 FUN 🏎 DRINKS 🍹 BANDS 🎷🎸PERFORMANCE 🤸🏼♂️ INSTALLATIONS & GIFTS 🎁 See you Saturday! Pro Tip: get yourselves somewhere near Georgetown. Uber or transport to 5th Ave., South. Dress warmly! #artstudios #shoplocal #seattle
#seattleglass community is chock full of mega talents. The unsung heroes are the #coldworkers ! @karstenoaks @kelliot123 @ronoc101 @janusz_pozniak_glass and others. I give thanks to all these cutters & polishers to help me create my works. 🙏⚙️💎However today I played with power tools cutting my own glass for upcoming installation. #stillgotit #diamondsaw #gafferlife #glass #lighting PS staying dry with the best product @diamondlifestudio (!)
@illuminataglass is at Equinox! Repost from @equinoxstudiosseattle using @_repostplus • We will be ready for you at Equinox Studios this Saturday night from 6-?! . . #equinoxstudiosseattle #equinoxstudios #seattle #seattleart #seattlemakers #artcommunity #veryopenhouse #veryopenhouse2019 #artevent #georgetownartattack #seattletourism
✨💡✨💡✨💡 We’re getting ready for the @equinoxstudiosseattle #veryopenhouse with a brand new sparkling installation! Hope to see you all this Saturday from 6-midnight. 👉👉Contest Alert‼️Anyone that tags #illuminataglass from the event on Saturday (bonus with selfies) will automatically be entered to WIN an original Illuminata Glass handmade holiday ornament! 🎉. It’s the perfect addition to any festive winter ❄️ decor. 👇👇👇 Did you also know Julie launched the @lumidesigncollection this year? We are also offering a contest to win a gorgeous set of the ARGENTO stemless wine glasses!! Head over to LUMi, like our page and enter to win. All new likes this week will have 2 chances for a pair of wine glasses! 🍷🥂the newest product in the collection. Good luck! 🍀🌟🎄☃️
Did you know that @illuminataglass launched a ready-made product line? The new SERAFINA glass table #lamps are available for residential and hospitality spaces. Check out @lumidesigncollection and you can see lamps on display @terrisdraheim showroom in Seattle! #sparkleon • #repost . . . Looking for a statement table lamp? The SERAFINA lamp is now on display at @terrisdraheim showroom! Hand crafted shades with brushed brass or brushed copper sits atop a hand blown glass base. Glass colors: clear, smoke, peacock blue, rose quartz. #tablelamp #interiordesign #lighting #designshowroom
For 20 years the @illuminataglass URCHIN ORNAMENTS are out for the holiday gift giving! @guesthouseseattle is featuring these unique blown glass ornaments in their front window display. Call or stop by to select your special #handmade #gift . . . #shoplocal #seattlemade #holiday #ornaments #glass
Glass & Light! LUMINOSA chandelier installed at a beautiful custom home in Billings, MT. #glass #artglass #lightartist #interiordesign #chandelier
When you buy something made locally, your purchasing power spreads to the community. Did you know that for every custom glass lighting project ordered at @illuminataglass your dollars 💵 also employ local glassmakers, local metal fabricators, local industry, local hardware shops, packagers,& photographers? That’s economic sense! Plus you get a story of collaboration with an artist and quality of product that will blow away all other imports. #sparkleon (!) #shopsmall #glassart #lighting
#pioggia series #glass #raindrops #chandelier from @illuminataglass studio. Combined with signature metal finish for the elegant industrial lighting solutions. Foyers. Kitchens. Dining rooms. Wine bars. Powder baths. Contact the studio today for your bit of sparkle. ✨ custom colors 🌈available . . . #glassartist #lighting #luxuryinteriors #seattle #nyc #toronto #miami #omaha
#artist on location. @illuminataglass not only designs her unique custom art glass lighting, she leads her #glassmaking teams in the Hotshop & directs installation onsite. #sparkleon #luxuryinteriors #chandelier #interiordesign #artisanmade #lighting #lightartist
#repost from @_seattlemade . . Julie Conway, a glassblowing artist with over 20 years experience, is the creative brain behind Seattle Made member business, @illuminataglass. Her gorgeous works, including the lighting in the Seattle Made Airport Store, are created in her Georgetown Studio. Learn more about Julie's impactful local work in this awesome @businessimpactnw feature: https://businessimpactnw.org/illuminata/ . #seattlemade #localbusiness #glass #lighting
What a week! Years of studio glass practice getting some press! Thanks to Sandy Deneau Dunham for such thorough journalism & pics by Ken Lambert! @seattletimes 10 page spread in the Sunday Pacific Northwest Magazine!! Wowza I am honored. . . . #lighting #art #lightartist #seattleglass #interiordesign
Thank you to Lois Hutchinson for featuring my work: GLASS AS MATERIAL IS LIGHT in her article for the Light Show West. https://www.lightshowwest.com/glass-as-a-material-is-light I appreciate the platform for expressing my focus as an artist working with #light through #glass Featured locations: Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐, Ovation 309, Seattle Hot Shop, Scuola Del Vetro Abate Zanetti Photos by @Martin Knowles, @Darren Hendrix Call the studio today to make your light art installation projects for your space today! #interiordesign, #lighting, #art, #lightart, #seattleglass
Artists like @illuminataglass are opening their studios to the public today. Don't miss this unique chance to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about how Julie Conway creates spectacular environments like this with blown glass lighting. #RefractSeattle #BlownGlass #GlassInSeattle #GlassArt #GlassArtist #GlassSculpture
Have you wanted to visit a glass studio? Today @illuminataglass Illuminata Art Glass Studio is open to the public for @visitseattle & @refractseattle open studios! 11-3 6520 5th Ave South #126 See you there! . . #glass #seattleglass #gafferlife #lighting #luxuryinteriors
We are soooo excited to be a part of the city celebration of #seattleglass ! Open studios @illuminataglass showing glass lighting and Julie’s newest glass projects made from #recycledglass for #sustainabledesign ✨🔥🌈🦋🌱. . 💥Also presenting the mega talented #glassmakers who work with Julie to create her works: showcasing @danfriday @janusz_pozniak_glass @brandyn_callahan @levibelber @karstenoaks @ostrombenji @harrizzi @taylorames2please @bula.glass @ Paul Cunningham and including debut studio glass film by @hot_diggity_d !!
Adios Mexico! 🇲🇽! Muchas Gracias for all of your gorgeousness and inspiration for my new venture in glassmaking! My dream of creating sustainable gorgeous designs in glass comes true! The new products @lumidesigncollection made from 100% recycled glass with furnaces fueled by vegetable oil and methane digesters! Thank you for the collaboration @xaquixe !
The #corazon of Mexico has supported me through this intense,beautiful,emotional & celebratory week of glassmaking and collaboration. 9 days ago my mother passed away. Her love of the arts supported my career as an artist. Her last words were in support of me continuing forward with my project in Oaxaca. This gorgeous city has held me in its embrace and offered me inspiration and love and support from old and new friends. Healing my soul with art, mole, mezcal, colors, big skies, amigos and even grasshoppers for breakfast! My generous hosts @Xaquixe have been extraordinary! Muchísimas gracias! ❤️🔥🙏🦋🌴#glass #glassartist #inspiration #vidrio #oaxaca #art
#Repost @businessimpactnw Thank you for such a nice article! I have love all these amazing resources!! ・・・ “It’s not easy being an artist in Seattle. Similar to food business owners, makers operate within extremely tight profit margins, and “according to a study by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, warehouse and other small commercial building vacancies are at an all-time low, under 2 percent” (KUOW). For veteran glassmaker Julie Conway, Founding Owner of @illuminataglass, her creative home within Equinox Studio offers a nexus of collaboration where artists often contribute to each other’s projects and have renter equity in the collection of industrial buildings. Amidst Julie’s flameworking equipment, vintage luggage used to carry glass, her grandfather’s silversmithing tools, and an expansive custom metal and glass chandelier made with help from a machinist down the hall, Julie and I sat down to discuss the challenges and rewards of being a creative small business owner.” Read more of Julie’s story on our blog: businessimpactnw.org/illuminata @refractseattle @equinoxstudiosseattle @prattfinearts
I have arrived in #Oaxaca ready for #glassmaking adventure and collaboration! Thank you @xaquixe & @christianguerothornton for hosting me! I am here at the compound checking the melt of the 1000 lbs #recycledglass bottles melted with #biofuel from the incredible #methanedigester ! It looks fabulous! I am finally here making my #glass dreams come true and could not be happier! Christian is a mad genius and I am so thrilled to see all his inventions in person and put them to use for my new product line @lumidesigncollection I started BioGlass.org years ago for my passion of living with a light footprint. I have lived off the grid several times, driven a car with hydrogen generator, and now own a Green Built home in Seattle. This is finally aligning with all that I desire! . . #ecodesign #glasslife #bioglass #greendesign #lighting #interiordesign #lightartist
Being an artist means that who you are, what is going on in your life, and how you interpret the experiences become the distilled product and outcome of our work. Challenges and heartbreak and elations and evolutions all become revealed. My dear Mom has passed away and made her transition to the next dimension, and I am beside myself with grief one minute and celebrating our relationship in the next. More than ever I need my own beacon of light. My Illuminata. Mom gave us her creativity and raised us under the blue Colorado skies, taught art to our classes when they canceled art programs at our public schools, drove us to all soccer, ballet, ski, horseback and piano lessons, and became my number 1 collaborator while I forged my career as an artist. Thank you to our dear friends, family and clients and fans that have been so supportive. Sometimes LIFE is just happening in full beautiful crashing waves and we can just take on breath at a time, experiencing the richness and full intensity of its adventures. I take her blessings and her teachings with me on my next grand artistic adventure. 🌸❤️🌸❤️🌸 May you all love so much it hurts.
Take me to church! This is my happy place, and I am surrounded by so many loving and talented glassies!!! Supporting me in all aspects of LIFE happening in all caps. Love loss and all in between! ❤️💕🔥💕❤️ thank you for your presence. .
Hola amigos!! This IS sooooo exciting! A long time dream of mine is to collaborate with Christian Thornton and @xaquixe studios! Stay tuned for my grand adventure of launching my new LUMi Collection products made from recycled glass with biofuels! PS- are you following @lumidesigncollection on Instagram yet? Christian is charging the furnace and my glass molds are made, prepping my arrival in Oaxaca, Mex this weekend! I CANNOT WAIT! 🌈🤸🏻♀️🔥🙏🌿🔮💡💥🤩 #glass #lighting #biofuel #recycled #adventure #design #illuminataglass #bioglass#
I LOVE when I get to buy any type of new tools! Can’t wait to use my new SMASHY and break up my colors for my upcoming projects! Mad skills tool maker and compadre @jlinhsienkung shout out to you brother 🙂 Dave Yanes best service with a smile @OCR. Smash on! #seattleglass #tools #smash