Chic Spotlight: The Glass Rainbow
There’s a new glass studio in town offering everything from DIY classes to colorful, one-of-a-kind home decor and jewelry. Read on for more!
Cincy Chic: Tell us more about The Glass Rainbow!
Brenda Buschle, Founder of The Glass Rainbow: The Glass Rainbow is a warm glass studio. I work with sheet glass specifically meant to be fired in a kiln. The glass comes in just about every color you could imagine and there are also “accessory” glass products such as Stringers (1 or 2 mm strings of glass), Confetti glass (extremely thin slivers of glass), and Frit (tiny chunks of glass as well as ground glass that comes in powder form). I have an 1,800-square-foot studio that sits next to my home. At this point, I’m not sure why I still have a home because I’m in the studio all day, every day.
Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch The Glass Rainbow?
Buschle: It was my obsession with glass. I took a single class in 2015 and was immediately obsessed. I couldn’t wait for the next class and the next and the next. I purchased my first kiln about 2 months later. Kilns are built to spec so it took about 4 weeks to arrive (longest 4 weeks of my life!). Three weeks later, I had my second kiln on order. I added my third (and biggest) kiln to the family in November 2016. If this isn’t an obsession, I don’t know what is.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the studio?
Buschle: Just me. My mom helps out with beading of the wind chimes and now she’s working on beaded sun catcher curtains. She also plays a part in some of my creative ideas, as well, but the glass is all me.
Cincy Chic: When did you officially launch The Glass Rainbow?
Buschle: The Glass Rainbow opened in early 2016.
Cincy Chic: What types of products do you create for customers?
Buschle: I make glass wind chimes, jewelry, clocks, art panels and functional glass pieces including, bowls, plates, dishes. I’m only limited by my imagination.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new for The Glass Rainbow in 2017?
Buschle: New this year, I’m offering Girls Night Out classes where you can get together with your friends and make you own kiln-formed glass project. I’m starting out with easier items but will be adding more intricate projects, if the interest is there. You can view current classes here. Anyone interested in private instruction is welcome to contact me for more information!
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Buschle: Visit www.theglassrainbow.com. I’m also on Facebook.