Everyone you will speak with at The Glass Hive works glass as well as builds equipment to suit those needs. We are a small family business that has been building for over 20 years.
Michael Crowley fell in love at a GAS convention he happened upon and the rest was history. Furnace equipment was wildly out of reach so he built his own set up to try out the artform. It sure stuck. We still use that same glory hole and furnace today. Mike also enjoys catching a weekend afternoon to do some boro pendant work.
Pam Pitts joined the team 7 years ago and gave Mike the ability to focus on the building side while she stepped into the office role. She started working glass in 1999, soft glass marbles and boro sculpture as well as some intermediate instruction. Boro was always a side line, I don't think she met a COE that she would not try.
Christian joined the team in 2018 and bought the company from Mike at the beginning of 2022. Christian was previously a full-time glass blower working with boro.
Kiln Build Times:
Our current wait list to receive your kiln Aluminum Body Kiln is 4-6 weeks. Our Welded Steel line builds in 6-8 weeks. We would rather surprise you when it is early than disappoint you when it is late.
Our Layaway Plan:
Your first payment locks you into the price at the time, including any sale occurring at that time. It won't go up or down. The layaway plan is very relaxed. Make a payment of any size to open an account. Make additional payments when you want for as much as you'd like. When the kiln is paid off, we build it and send it out to you. No interest or deadlines. There is no fixed payoff date. Basically, it's your plan!
No returns or refunds on layaway plans it is a commitment to complete a build. You may adjust sizing up or down while on the plan but we do not refund deposits.