North Carolina Road Trip!

At GlassBuild America’s Decorative Glass Forum, I had the opportunity to see my glass pal, Mandy Marxen, V.P. of Marketing for Gardner Glass Products, Inc.  Before leaving Atlanta, I told Mandy that I wanted to visit their facility to see first-hand how their products are made.

Yesterday morning I jumped in my car and travelled to North Wilkesboro, NC to visit Mandy and the good people at Gardner Glass Products.   Gardner Glass Products, Inc. is the maker of Dreamwalls Glass backpainted glass.

I’m always interested in how products are made.  I think learning about how a product is made is like learning about the history of someone you just met.   Seeing a product like Dreamwalls glass start at one end of the manufacturing line and all of the processes it goes through, not to mention all of the people who work so hard to make it happen, gives the product more meaning to me.  I’ll never look at another Dreamwalls Glass installation without thinking about the manufacturing process and all of the wonderful people at Gardner Glass Products who work so hard to make it happen.

Gardner Glass Products Dreamwalls Glass

I want to thank Mandy Marxen for allowing me to visit Gardner Glass Products and for taking time out of her busy schedule to be such a wonderful “tour guide.” I had an awesome time!


Hey, in case you missed it, I’ve got a new Designers On Design blog post over at Decorative Glass Magazine.  This month I interview glass tile designer, Michelle Prosek!  Michelle is a super talented artist pushing the boundaries of decorative glass tile.  I know you’ll like her work as much as I do.

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