Thursday, April 17, 2014

About Glass Lab


About Glass Lab







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STARworks Glass Lab opened on October 30, 2008 at the Central Park NC annual meeting. The Glass Lab was started based on a partnership between STARworks, Center for Creative Enterprise and Wet Dog Glass. Central Park NC Executive Director, Nancy Gottovi, and Wet Dog founders, Eddie and Angela Bernard wanted to bring a fully operational glass studio to the area, which would in turn help build a budding glass community.

STARworks Glass Lab is a non-profit, fully operational glass studio that opened in October 2008. It is owned and operated by Central Park NC, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and is part of its STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise. STARworks Glass Lab was funded with the generous help of a Community Development Block Grant through the NC Department of Commerce. The glass blowing equipment in the Glass Lab was designed and built by Wet Dog Glass LLC.



Nick Fruin

Nickolaus Fruin graduated from Hastings College in Nebraska in 2008 with a BFA in Studio Art. He was runner-up in the Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition in 2006. As a recipient of a full scholarship to study Venetian glass, he worked with James Mongrain at The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. Nick has worked and taught in various glass blowing studios around the country.



The STARworks Glass Lab is a non-profit glassblowing studio that gives the public access to a wonderful art. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of our students and the community. We would greatly appreciate any contributions that you can make to benefit the STARworks Glass Lab. There are two ways to donate to our organization:

1. Become a Central Park NC Steward. Central Park NC focuses on small business development complementary to heritage and cultural tourism, and also developing the regional infrastructure for increasing overnight tourism.

2. Mail a donation. Send your donation to our offices at: 100 Russell Drive, Star NC 27356

Thank you in advance for your generosity.