Mary’s Version of Santa’s Workshop


This has been an exciting week with the launch our new website and online store, Mary Sherwood Art Glass.  Thanks for so many wonderful comments.  If you missed the announcement you can see it here.

In the launch announcement I promised a 2016 Holiday Art Glass collection.  So today I opened Mary’s version of “Santa’s Workshop” to work on the collection.  It always amazes me how many pieces of glass are combined into the creation of each ornament.  On average there are about 30-35 small pieces of glass on each 3.5″ tree ornament.  Many different shapes and sizes are used for each ornament.  Here is the glass assortment for today’s project.


Here are two prototypes of possible tree designs mocked up last week as possibilities.


Clear glass tree shape pieces are cut to use as the base.  Below, little blue star millefiori rounds were applied as the tree top stars.  Once decorated these overlapping trees shapes will be fused to white glass and slumped into a Christmas plate.

clear-glass tree_fused_glass_plate_production

This is the beginnings of the tree ornament collection.  The red glass noodles are laid as a “garland” foundation.  Glass beads and other details to be added.


Stay in touch for the unveiling of the 2016 Holiday Collection at Mary Sherwood Art Glass!  Look for a special give-a-way when the holiday collection goes live.



Mary Sherwood Lake Living




  1. Mary says:

    Hi Lynn:
    Great to hear from you. Yes, I still send out a lifestyle blog every Wednesday. I will make sure I add you to the list.
    Hope you are loving CA!

  2. Mary says:

    Hi Jean:
    Will gladly send you any updates. Let me know if I can create a special piece for you or as a gift.
    Would love to work with you again.

  3. Jean says:

    Love these ideas. Keep us posted.

  4. Lynne Williams says:

    Hi Mary, congratulations on this new chapter. Do you have a mailing list in addition to Facebook? If so, please add me. Best of luck!

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