Belle Vista Glassworks is located in Albany, Oregon, in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. While we have a number of pieces for sale online and at art shows during the year, much of our work is custom made to customer specifications. Whether you want a specially designed stained glass window for your entryway or a mosaic bistro table for your patio, artists, Carol Houk and Steve Terhune, at Belle Vista Glassworks will work with you on a design to fit your needs.
We also offer stained glass window and lampshade restoration services. We will find the closest match possible to replace broken pieces in antique windows and give your piece a thorough cleaning.
Belle Vista Glassworks now has a Wazer Water Jet! Check out the YouTube video below to see what's possible with the Wazer:
Meet the artists at Belle Vista Glassworks
Carol and Steve on Marys Peak out of Corvallis, OR and working in the shop.
Carol Houk - Artist Statement:
I was drawn to stained glass because of its rich colors and textures, and its ability to make light dance. It can be your friend, giving you the opportunity to create beautiful works of art; or your enemy - not performing to your expectations, and sometimes wounding in the process (I keep the workshop well-stocked in bandages). Glass gives me the ability to create in 2 dimension or 3. It can be cut, shaped, fused, molded, and sculpted in a flame. It's solid, yet flows, even at ambient temperatures given enough time. Some of my inspiration comes from my background in science and math, which can be seen in Penrose patterns, fractals, and space objects. But mostly, I just like to play and try new things...some things work and some things don't...if they don't, I try to figure out why.
Steve Terhune - Artist Statement:
Working in fused glass media has afforded me to brake free from the restrictions of stained glass. Your pallet can become smaller and more intricate, to create something with more depth and feel. I draw my inspiration from motion and contrast in the things around me. The art I produce is solid yet fragile.