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Information and News

Retail Hours:

Like last year, we were too optimistic about the time line needed for completion of repairs to our home and changes to the studio. To better accommodate those projects ~ and keep some semblance of sanity ~ the studio reopening will be delayed until February 21. At that time, we will be open for two weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 2-6PM, to allow for retail sales and registration for the first lead class of the year. Click HERE to see complete schedule of open dates (PDF format)!

Please Note: To keep prices as low as possible, Seraphim Studios does NOT accept debit or credit cards for payment.  A personal check or cash is always welcome.

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Please check out the Events & News page for information about the upcoming classes and events ... Current and tentative!

 

Flowers of Hope 2016Flowers of Hope project: This year will be our 14th year to support those diagnosed with breast cancer. As yet, we don’t know how many panels will be needed for breast cancer patients celebrating their first year of survivorship this October. However, if you would like to participate in this wonderful endeavor, please let us know. As in previous years, any “extra” panels received will not be wasted: they will be distributed to breast cancer recipients from additional months, or to breast cancer survivors at area awareness events!

Here are a few dates related to this project that you might want to pencil in on your calendar

Saturday, August 19, 9am - 2 pm Flowers of Hope Work Day
Thurs., Sept. 21

Flowers of Hope Deadline

October 2 - 13, 2017 Flowers of Hope Exhibit in the Gallery of the Library (329 Hardy Street)
Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017 Flowers of Hope Artists' and Breast Cancer Survivors' Reception

Please click HERE to see the 2016 panels - all created with a lot of love!.

Glass Prices:  We received an update from Oceanside Glasstile, the California-based company that purchased Spectrum Glass. In the last week of November, a group of Spectrum Glass employees joined the Oceanside transition team focused on moving Spectrum Glass “lock, stock & barrel” to its new home.

In early December, the first trucks left the Spectrum factory in Washington state, and arrived at the Oceanside Art Glass Factory. Oceanside hopes to have glass in production by late April, to start fulfilling distribution orders through the summer, and to continue to power through the line up of products through the remainder of the year. In the meantime, Oceanside will be attending the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas this spring (March 29 - April 2, booth 708).

In a further development, Oceanside Glasstile has purchased Uroborus Glass Company, based in Portland, Oregon, and will move all operations to their facility in Tijuana. Uroboros will close its Portland operations one department at a time, starting on February 1, 2017. All production at the Portland plant will be discontinued by early May, with production at the Tijuana plant projected to begin the first week of May.

Bullseye Glass Company also has been affected by the environmental regulations, and in the past 11 months, Bullseye invested over $1 million in necessary emission controls to meet new environmental standards. To date, 18 of 20 furnaces have baghouses installed, and additional technology for leak detection was installed in December. Bullseye is scheduled to conduct the final state and federal emissions testing and documentation of operating procedures in the first quarter of 2017. Once this is complete, full production will be resumed as soon as possible.

All in all, it has been a challenging year for the US art glass industry. These abrupt changes at the production level have resulted in increased prices and limited availability of glass at all levels. These conditions will remain for the foreseeable future. Let’s hope it all shakes out for the better soon!

We're working on a new email list, and a new email address ... will keep you posted on both! In the meantime, come see us ... we have a great new coffee maker, so the coffee is always fresh & hot! Take care & happy glassing!
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Seraphim Studios, LLC, is a small custom stained glass studio, located adjacent to the Oaks Historic District en route to downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In keeping with Hattiesburg's reputation as "The Hub City," the studio is accessible from US 49 or US 98, and thus, is ideally located to serve the stained glass needs of south Mississippi. 

 In addition to custom design and fabrication of stained glass panels, Seraphim offers a full line of retail supplies and tools, and conducts introductory to intermediate level *Classes in various basic glass techniques.  Check out the class photos on our photo page.  And, while you are at it, be sure to peek at our events & news page for current and upcoming classes.

*Classes are offered on either a private or group basis as time permits.

As a custom stained glass studio, retail hours are limited and are subject to change, depending on other commitments.  Therefore, please call or e-mail before you stop by. Retail store hours are as stated above, or by appointment.  For more information on commissions or classes, please contact us by e-mail or phone.  And be sure to check our special events page for updates on special sales or promotions. We hope to see you in the shop soon, and in the meantime ~ happy glassing!!

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