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Entrepreneur launches his own glassblowing venture


Feb 13, 2024

Shane Spickard, an entrepreneur with a passion for glass blowing, has recently opened a new business known as Sweaty Glass in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This business is unique and distinctive, as it is only the second of its kind in the entire state of Kentucky. Spickard’s love for the art of glass blowing was ignited during his time at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee, inspiring him to turn his passion into a business venture.

Using his skills and expertise in glass blowing, Spickard has transformed his personal garage into a state-of-the-art glass making factory. At Sweaty Glass, he offers a variety of products including glass cups, vases, and other decorative items, all made from melted glass. Additionally, Spickard provides classes for individuals who are interested in learning the art of glass blowing, sharing his knowledge and passion with others.

Throughout the process of creating his glass pieces, Spickard demonstrates his expert knowledge and skill. He meticulously works with the melted glass, adding glass frit for design before sculpting the shape with various tools and techniques. His attention to detail and dedication to his craft is evident in each piece that he creates.

Beyond creating his glass sculptures, Spickard emphasizes the importance of safety and quality in his work. He carefully smooths out the glass to ensure that it is safe to handle, and he meticulously monitors the pieces as they undergo the necessary heating process to solidify their form.

Located at 144 W 10th Avenue in Bowling Green, Sweaty Glass is not only a business but also a hub for individuals who are interested in learning the art of glass blowing. Spickard’s expertise and passion are evident in his work, making Sweaty Glass a valuable addition to the community.

By Editor

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