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Chicago Area

A & G Glass & Mirror, Inc. 501 W. Roosevelt Rd.
West Chicago, IL  60185 630-231-2340 Family tradition for more than thirty years, A&G is committed to meeting the specific needs of our customers and giving them a quality product at fair prices. We install and repair windows, mirrors, shower doors, and storefronts. We also provide many other services, from glass-cutting to patio doors. Please contact us with further inquiries.
Addison Engraving, Inc.
204 W. Ridge Rd.
Villa Park, IL  60181 630-833-9123
630-833-0183 (fax) Fine drag-bit engraving, and plastic fabrication.
Carlson Glass & Mirror
312 W Front St, Wheaton, IL 630-668-7234 Carlson Glass & Mirror is a real brick and mortar business that has met the needs of the Wheaton, IL community since 1915. We?re a family-owned company that offers a wide selection of styles and designs of custom and standard shower doors. We supply products and services from our stores and go to you for new installs and repairs. Our clients have included residential and commercial properties throughout DuPage and Kane County.
Carlsons Paint Glass & Art Stores
111 East Front Street, Wheaton, IL U.S.A.
voice: 630-668-4000
fax: 630-668-1046
This is a real brick and mortar business since 1915, supplying products and services from our stores or as new installs and repairs at your home or business. Well over 30,000 SKU's in stock in our stores.
Cash Around the House
6650 Highland Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327
We Do All the Work! For a low commission (10 to 30% depending on the final value), Cash Around the House LLC will handle the entire process of listing your items on eBay.
Custom Mirror Creations 124 S. Crandon Ct.
Bloomingdale, IL  60108 630- 924-9524 Retail and commercial work in glass and mirrors.
Edward. J. Rohn, Sculptor 428 Schiller
Elmhurst, IL  60126 630-530-1916
630-530-1915 (fax) Commission sculpturing; prototypes & fulfillment; consulting on reproduction & mold-making; porcelain collectables available (limited editions);  stone, ceramic and porcelain repair.
Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry
242 N York St  Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-6060 Offers services, programs and events that provide opportunities for networking and referral, business education, development and promotion, governmental ... / Member: Riordan Artistry, Inc.
James R. Wilbat Glass Studio 854 Tower Road
Mundelein, IL  60060 847-940-0015 Custom hot/blown glass work: high end
House of Glass 424 N. York Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-532-3002 "50 years of glass service."
Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
10 Lilac Lane, Lombard, IL 60148 (630) 627-5040 We at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce and Industry feel great pride in offering the many programs and services we have developed for our members to enable them to grow and improve their businesses....
Lombard Glass & Mirror, Inc. 300  E. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL  60148 630-620-6114
630-620-6155 (fax)  "Commercial Store Fronts; On the job glass repair; custom mirror work..."
Oakbrook Glass Center Inc. 962 Oak Creek Dr.
Lombard, IL 60148-5407 630-620-8887
630-620-8961 (fax)  Glass wholesale and retail services.
Robert Lee Fritz - Freeblown Glass
636 Rochdale Circle
Lombard, IL  60148 630-495-4276  Hot glass.
Torstenson Glass Co.
3233 North Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, Il 60657 773-525-0435
773-525-0009 (fax) "Flat glass processors & distributors since 1889..."  (* wholesale only*)
Village of Villa Park
Villa Park, IL   "Villa Park, located just 17 miles west of Chicago, offers its 22,279 residents a small town way of life, while providing: excellent schools, outstanding fire & police protection, "state of the art" paramedic service and exceptional park & recreation programs and facilities."
Villa Park Chamber of Commerce
Villa Park, IL   "Linking Business, Industry and the Community"  "The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial and civic interest of the Village of Villa Park and vicinity."
Worldwide Studios, Galleries, Foundries, Museums & Resources
20th Century Glass  "Specialists in antique and collectable glass. ~ Whether you are a collector of antique glass, or looking for an ideal Christmas or Birthday gift, you are sure to appreciate our excellent range of European glass, Vaseline/Uranium glass and other types of antique glass & collectable glass for sale by 20th Century Glass. We sell glass products from all the popular periods of glass-making, such as Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco Glass, and Contemporary/Studio Glass from Scandinavia, Murano and elsewhere." United Kingdom
Abell Combustion, Inc.
  "Stephen G. Abell - Abell Combustion, Inc. - Specializing in Custom designed Combustion Systems, Control Systems, and Safety Systems for Glass Furnaces and Glory Holes." Kimberton, PA, USA
Algerd Crystal Gift Store
  "offers finest handcrafted 24% lead crystal stemware, vases, bowls, decanters, crystal gifts from the heart of Europe" Russia, via Sparks, NV, USA
Armstrong Glass Company
  "stained glass, gusing glass, mosaic glass, supplies, classes, cabinet glass" Kennesaw, GA, USA
Art~n~Glass Studio
  stained glass. Kutztown, PA, USA
Arrow Springs
  "Flameworking Home Page Lampworked Beads, Marbles, Buttons and Sculpture Tools and Supplies" Shingle Springs, CA, USA
Art Glass 4U
  large set of links to many glass art sites.  
Art Glass World
  ...a prominent web source for listings of: Art Glass Supplies, Art Glass Magazines, Stained Glass Studios (throughout the world), List of Retail Stores, Education and Classes, Stained Glass Solutions, Downloadable Free Patterns, Glass Art Gallery and more.  
Artisan's Heart
 "Gel candles, glass vases, hand-painted glassware" Eugene, Oregon, USA
Art of Venice
 "Murano glass gallery. Contemporary art glass and classic Venetian glass. Specialized in goblets, vases, vessels, sculptures, paperweights, beads." Venice, Italy
Bert Weiss Art Glass
  "Today, the Bert Weiss Glass Studio produces fused/slumped glass as large as 38" x 80" (roughly door sized) Some glass can be tempered for use as furniture, windows or doors."  
Biggers Glass Painting & Stained Glass
  "Glass painting is my business. Stained glass and glass painting are part of an ancient tradition of working with raw materials to communicate and evoke wonder in light and color. My job is to help you create that magic."  ~ Will Biggers  
Bishop Art Glass
 "Home of hot glass sculptors Jeau & Stephanie Bishop. View selected works and a full list of galleries that represent their work."  
Blenko Glass, Inc.
  "Blenko Glass Company is America's foremost glass art company. Blenko supplies to Presidents, movie stars, astronauts, and many major international architectural installations. Over 103 years old, its museum outlet and lake attracts tourists from all over the world, as seen on CNN and FOX national television. Blenko Glass Company is a member of the Society for Glass Science and Practices , the Stained Glass Association of America, and the Art Glass Suppliers Association."  
Block House
  " We are wholesale suppliers of Pristine optical crystal and functional glass and lead crystal items from ARC International and Mikasa."  
Bradley Base Products
 ...lamp bases for stained glass  
Bullseye Glass Co.
  "Manufacturers of colored glass for art and architecture."  
Chameleon Art Glass
  "We specialize in stained glass, have a large Art Gallery with lamps, etchings, stained glass, blown glass, paintings and mosaics. We offer classes in stained glass, intermediate stained glass, mosaics, bead making, lead came, fusing tiles, kaleidoscopes, heirloom boxes, silver clay and morton system techniques. We have supplies..." Little Rock, Arizona, USA
Chantal's Stained Glass
  "...offers a nice variety of stained glass patterns, for free and for sale. Finished pieces also available."  
Chicago Art Glass and Jewels, Inc.
  ..."Chicago Art Glass & Jewels has found a powerful niche for itself in producing (and reproducing) the kinds of classical glasses found in the most treasured of art glass creations from the turn of the century and early twentieth century glass artists and studios. Well known for their Tiffany styled hand rolled varieties of flat glass, Chicago Art Glass builds on that reputation with glasses that match the beauty and quality of those used in works by Frank Lloyd Wright, and cast glass items, such as tiles, jewels, pinchbacks, scarabs, icebergs, and turtle backs." Chicago, IL, USA
 "Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is an American artist renowned for his mastery of the ancient material of glass. His work is fresh, innovative, and distinctive combining European teamwork in the hotshop with a unique color sensibility and a profound understanding of the properties of molten glass."
  "The Ultimate Reference Source for Cloud Glass" United Kingdom
The Corning Museum of Glass
  "You're invited to embark on a different kind of journey, to experience the wonders of a marvelous material--glass."  
 "Online Shop specialized in cased, hand-cut, mouth-blown, 24% lead crystal glasses, bowls, decanters, vases, trophies, lamps, eggs and crystal gifts." Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Art USA
  "Crystal Art USA is the leading source of crystal awards and trophies. We specialize in engraved  recognition awards, golf trophies, award plaques, service awards, crystal and glass paperweights.  Secure on-line shopping and free engraving." Chicago, Illinois, USA
Crystal Awards Supplier
  Crystal Awards Supplier is a UK supplier of fine quality crystal awards, incentive gifts and presentation items. Our range of engraved crystal and incentive gifts includes classic achievement awards such as decanters, tankards, bowlsand vases. We offer a choice selection of Stuart crystal, Edinburgh crystal, Shire crystaland special presentation awards from leading glass designer Mario Cioni.
Crystal Galleries
  Supplier of engraved glass, scrystal Awards, Rewards, Barware, Tableware, Promotional Gifts, Incentives, trophies and corporate gifts in UK and Europe. Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Custom Glass Etching
  Corporate Awards, Crystal Awards, Crystal Sport Trophies and Custom Crystal Figurine Awards made to order by Custom Glass Etching with two locations to serve you Los Angeles and Las Vegas offers the finest etched crystal corporate awards and crystal sports trophies. San Gabriel, CA, USA
DELPHI Stained Glass
 "YOUR INTERNATIONAL SOURCE FOR STAINED GLASS" Delphi Stained Glass is a fast, friendly, customer oriented organization, comprised of people who know and work with stained glass.  
East Falls Glass Works
 "We are a new public access glassblowing studio located in Philadelphia, PA. We offer classes in glassblowing as well as a small gallery with work on display by local glass artists. Thanks!" Philadelphia, PA, USA
Etch World
  Please visit their EtchWorld site for many fine Glass & Mirror, etching and decorating supplies.  
Firearts Studio
  "A Glass, Ceramic and Enameling Studio" Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands & Washington State, USA)
Fossilfly Imports
  " a direct importer of Murano Glass. Choose from the finest Murano art glass, vases jewelry, figurines, tableware, accent pieces and more! We also offer Murano glass chandeliers custom made to your specifications."
Hempstead, NY, USA
Gibson Holders   " Wire display stands and acrylic plate stands from Gibson Holders. Made in the USA." Eugene, OR, USA
Glace Yar Stained Glass Designs
   "Nestled in the quiet hills of Southeastern Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine, the timeless art of stained glass is being transformed into decorative knobs, pulls and wall tiles. Each design is an exquisite piece of stained glass art, hand-crafted to meet the personal style of each customer." southeastern Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine
   Vast, free, glass art photo gallery & forum, with many glass community links.  
Laura Dawson Glass
  "Wearable Art Jewelry created from Fused Dichroic Glass"  
Glas Haus Wertheim
   "Studioglas, fusing, lampenglas, seminare..." Germany
Glashuette Lamberts Glass
 "Commitment to the tradition of glass-making is the foundation of Glashütte Lamberts, Waldsassen. Our genuine antique glass enables us to contribute to the enhancement of man´s environment." Waldsassen, Germany
  "Mosaic Borders. Get the exclusive range of glass mosaic tiles from India" Jaipur, India
Global Stained Glass Supply
   "We proudly offer the best selection of premium stained glass tools and accessories available. Whether you are a professional crafter or weekend hobbyist, you will be pleased to find the lowest prices on all our stained glass supply items..." Peachtree City, GA, USA
Glow Glass Company
   "Materials for making glass glow in the dark. For hot work, kiln-casting, Lamp work, etc." Cottonwood, AZ, USA
His Glassworks, Inc.
   " ...for a multitude of diamond tools to make your glassworking life even easier." Asheville, NC, USA
Chris Heilman Hot Glass Studio & Art Glass Gallery
  "An On-Line Gallery of Hot Glass Sculptures and Blown Glass Vessels. " Portland, ME, USA
Hub Consolidated, Inc.
 ..."is the complete source for your hot shop. HUB offers many services to the glass industry from design, construction and maintenance of glass shops to consultation on the process and production of glass. HUB fabricates furnaces, glory holes, ovens, benches, color ovens, marvers, yokes, pipe turners, pipe warmers, pipe coolers, blowpipes, puntis, ladles and more. Custon orders are welcome! We sell refractory, torches, WEMSWEL tools, Laclede Christy crucibles, optic molds, combustion and safety systems."  
Kepping Glass Works
   "We are boutique designers and manufacturers of top quality hand-cast glass, jewelry and gifts." Bozeman, MT, USA
Kiln Mfg. Inc.
   ...Hot Kiln manufacturers. Aston, PA, USA
Kokomo Opalescent Glass
Leatherbarrow Glass Studio
 We ..."specialize in contemporary art glass bowls, and plates. This work is characterized by unique and distinctive textures which change character depending on lighting conditions. You are invited to see recent work on the pages of the virtual galleries, and to learn more about the studio by flowing the links listed below." Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lightwave Research
 "Photo-lithography and thin-film."  
M&M Stained Glass
 "The best piece of stained glass for your money." Ft. Meade, Maryland, USA
     ...helpful website dedicated to marble. ...has HUGE resource and links lists. USA
Matkow Pedras do Brasil
 "Na Matkow você encontra tudo o que procura em pedras. Contando com uma equipe de atendimento interna experiente para oferecer a você não somente as melhores oportunidades de negócios, mas também segurança na compra e garantia de sua total satisfação." Brasilia, Brazil
Media Blast & Abrasives, Inc.
 We are the manufacturer of a complete line of abrasive blast cabinets. Media Blast & Abrasives has been building blast cabinets for over 23 years. MBA is the most diverse manufacturer in the industry with over 100 standard models and sizes of high quality blast cabinets. Brea, California, USA
Metamorphosis Glassworks
  Steve Ackman's highly informative glass site.  
  artistic Murano glass on line.  
National Museum of American Art
North Lights Stained Glass
Hertfordshire, UK
National Torch
  "...manufacturer of the National Torch brand of glassworking torches. We also manufacture gas regulators for propane,oxygen, hydrogen etc." Blaine, MN, USA
  "...We are a great source for stained glass windows, panels, lamps, picture frames, boxes, and sun catchers. We offer premade items, as well as custom work." Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
Peter Greenwood Hand-Blown Art Glass
 Connecticut glass artist creates hand blown art glass vessels, goblets, wall sculpture, dining room tables, lighting, furniture, chandeliers.... Farmington, CT, USA
PhotoBrasive Systems
 "Your Total Solution Sandblast Source."  
Professional Glass Consultants
   "Our Goal:  To provide information, training services and products that will help people get involved with glass etching, for fun or for profit!"
   "Ceramic Coffee Mugs, Glass Mugs and More. We offer a large collection of all kinds of mugs. These glasses, steel and ceramic mugs carry attractive colorful decals. You will also find many other related promotional items like ceramic plates and wine glasses here." Miami, Florida, USA
Rayzist Photomask, Inc.
 "Your complete sandcarving supply company."  
Renaissance Studio: Artistry in Glass
    stained glass:  188 Imperial Ave., Westport , CT 06880 . Ph: 203 226 9674 CT, USA
Riordan Artistry, Inc.
 "Premium Crystal Sandblast Etching & Repair" Villa Park, IL, USA
Sandblast Equipment and Blast Cabinets
  A sandblast equipment manufacturers directory including sand blasting equipment, blast cabinets, blasting media, abrasive blasting, blast cleaning, shot peening, blast cabinet, abrasive blast equipment, sand blasting equipment, sandblasting cabinets, sand blast cabinet, sandblast cabinets, blast cleaning equipment, and shot blasting. Grand Rapids, MI  USA
S L Firpo
  "My work focuses on original pieces and adapting historic architectural ornamentation found in well known buildings ( such as wall patterns, floor patterns, ceiling ornamentation, etc,) and turning them into stained glass windows." Portland, Oregon
Spectrum Glass Company
Stained Glass Biz
   "We are dedicated to bringing you the very latest stained glass info. Free stained glass patterns, stained glass windows, stained glass patters, pictures, maps, tutorials, screensavers." outlets world wide
Stained Glass Guild, Ltd.
 The Stained Glass Guild is part of a small group of businesses centered around traditional stained and leaded glass. As well as the school the group includes a retail outlet and a workshop.  
Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders
  "Stained Glass Treasures - a unique gift for those care about."  
Studio LX
  "...specializes in the importing of the finest European porcelain and glass works to the US. Our products originate from more than the century-old factories of Czech Republic and Poland. All products are hand-made and hand-decorated and will definitely make an impression with their esthetic and practical qualities." Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Sunshine Glassworks Ltd.
"Sunshine Glassworks Ltd. is a full line supplier of colored glass, tools & materials used in the production of stained glass."  
Tiffany, by Margaret Holland
   ...Articles and pictures from Glass Collector's Digest.  
Topmost Designs
 "The Engravable Blank Supplier You can Rely On."  
Two Lasses Glass Classes
 "Sharing Our Passion For Glass Fusing by offering The Very Finest In Materials, Tools, And Supplies!"  
Uroboros Fine Art Glass
 "Uroboros Glass Studios, Inc. is a specialty glass manufacturing company. It was founded in 1973 by glass artist Eric Lovell, and is located on the west coast of the United States, in Portland, Oregon. In the years since its founding, Uroboros has developed a reputation as a leader for developing the unique and most artistically inspired glass available in the decorative sheet glass market. Uroboros Glass products (...) are found in top quality finished products and installations around the world." Portland, Oregon, USA
Wale Apparatus, Co., Inc.
  "scientific and artistic glassworking equipment and supplies." Hellertown, PA,  USA
Warm Glass
  "A comprehensive quide to glass fusing, slumping, and related warm glass techniques."  
Warner-Crivellaro Stained Glass, Inc.
  "Since 1971, Warner-Crivellaro has dedicated itself to offering its customers the most complete selection of stained glass products and supplies. Our extensive inventory and well-stocked showrooms provide a mecca for stained glass hobbyists from all over the United States, Canada, and abroad."  
The Williams and Byrne Stained Glass Studio
 "Williams & Byrne Limited is an independent and  professional stained glass studio that designs, makes, paints, restores and conserves fine stained glass in the UK and abroad. Our stained glass studio’s conservation and restoration work is accredited to the United Kingdom Institute of Conservation..." Shropshire, UK
Wissmach Glass Company
  Paul Wissmach Glass Online - Manufacturer of quality stained glass for over 90 years.  
Yao Glass
   Glass for lighting accessories & furniture.  "We have over 10 years of experience as one of the leading manufacturer and world-wide distributor of glass in China --for a variety of areas of application..." Shanghai, China
Ysart Glass  
 "This site is about the glass made by a Spanish family, the Ysarts, in Perth, Scotland, beginning in 1922." United Kingdom
Books, Magazines & Periodic Publications
ArtGlassInfo  "Monthly periodical. We are a mag-e-zine, published by Wardell Publication, a PDF download of 30 to 60 pages per month, printable or storable according the reader's needs.  We have no display advertising, but that is the only thing that separates us from a traditional magazine.  Our subscribership is worldwide."
Art Glass World
  Sponsored by Delphi Art Glass.
Glass Line Magazine
  ...Glass Blowing
Glass Patterns Quarterly

History of Murano Glass
 by Marco Piazzalunga, Italian glass jewelry designer.
Lark Books
 "At Lark Books, we publish how-to craft books in a variety of fields: basketry, weaving, woodworking, ceramics, knitting, jewelry (including beadwork and polymer clay), paper, needlework, sewing, and general crafts from wreath making to rug hooking, and from soap making to handmade Christmas gifts."
Stained Glass Association of America

Health & Safety Issues Resources
ACTS: Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety   Providing Safety & Hazard Information for the Arts - Worldwide!
Pilchuck Glass School
Public Glass
  "San Francisco's center for creation and education in glass."
Resnik Thermal Labs
  (glass blowing school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) "Sally Resnik Rockriver generates chemical reactions in blown glass and ceramics, allowing geological laws to determine the content of her work..."
Sarasota School of Glass
  SSG is a glass school dedicated to the art of glass fusing and slumping
Software (for design, etc.)
American Bevel, Inc.
Dragonfly Software

Associations, Organizations, Search Engines & Utilities
Ask Jeeves / Very popular web search site. "What can I help you find?"
The Crafts Report:
 "To find out about shows in your area, click on the map or the areas listed (on our site). "
The CraftWEB Project
 " community creates the opportunity for professional craftspeople, craft organizations and people interested in crafts to meet, share information and promote fine crafts worldwide. CraftWEB seeks to maintain the highest possible standards of workmanship. We welcome aspiring and experienced craft artisans to our site. Please click on the stained glass window below to learn more about us. Come join us!"
  "your personal trading community ©" is the largest online auction site in the world. Many people in the glass industry sell their wares on this site.
  A very large, powerful and popular Internet search site.
Glass Art Association of Canada
  "To provide a focus for individuals and organizations involved in glass art, craft and design hot and warm glass processes. Our membership includes artists, craft persons, collectors, galleries, suppliers related arts organizations and individual interested in the studio glass movement. Annual membership is $35."
The Glass Art Society

  Rapidly becoming one of the very biggest and best web search sites, searching over 2 billion web pages.
International Guild of Glass Artists
 has a mission: "To facilitate communication among glass artists, to encourage education and promote excellence in the glass arts."
  "Your Personal Internet Guide"
Netscape Netcenter
  One of the best search sites in existence.
World Wide Arts Resources
 "We provide the largest and most comprehensive gateway to the arts on the Internet - from happening, groovin' art events to traditional planar exhibitions and museums to way out 3-D cyber galleries - you'll find it here! "
  Simply the world's most widely used search site.

Disaster Relief Organizations

American Red Cross
AmeriCares Foundation
  A passion to help. The ability to deliver.
The Salvation Army

The United Way of America