Sandblast Saturday at Candlelight Glass

This Saturday, December 2nd is
Sandblast Saturday at
Candlelight Glass 

During our October & November open studio events, people had so much fun sandblasting their own glassware that we’ve decided to do it again, this coming Saturday.

How it Works 

1) You pick out the glassware you want, from a wide variety we have on hand including water, wine and beer glasses ranging in price from just $3 to $5.

2) You decorate your glass using stencils that you make from sticky back vinyl using one of our wide selection of punches including all sorts of animals, leaves, symbols, etc.  If you have some favorite punches of your own, you’re welcome to bring them to use. Some people even hand-cut their own stencils at home and that’s welcome too.

3) You sandblast your glass in our sandblast cabinet.  It’s really fun to do yourself, but if you’d prefer, we can do that part for you.
4) You wash off your glass and remove the stickers and tape.  Everything that was covered will still be clear and everything else will be frosted, making your design permanent.

This is a fun, creative project for all ages and a great family activity.  Some people enjoy it so much that they come back again and again. Bring your spouse and your kids and invite your friends. You’ll all have fun and leave with some special keepsakes for yourself or unique gifts to give away.

The rest of the studio, including our showroom, will be open if you’d like to shop or just ask questions. We’ll also have a selection of pre-sandblasted glassware featuring more complex designs available for purchase and we are happy to consider commission requests for custom glass art, including sandblasted designs or fused glass.

Sandblast Saturday happens on
Dec 2nd, from 10am to 4pm at
Candlelight Glass
2215 SW 187th Ave.
Aloha, Oregon.  (map)

RSVP’s are not required, but if you’re planning to bring a large group or make a large quantity of glassware, please send us a message to let us know how many and what type of glassware so we can be sure to have sufficient quantities on hand.  If you signed up during one of our open studio events, we already have your info.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and having lots of fun on December 2nd.


Portland Open Studios Tour, Oct 14-15 & 21-22

Candlelight Glass will be participating in the Portland Open Studios tour for the first time this year.  We are Studio #32 in the tour guide. This year, you can download a free Android or Apple tour guide from the PDXOS website here:

You can find our studio at 2215 SW 187th. Ave., Aloha Oregon (map)

If you visit our studio (#32, Candlelight Glass) during the upcoming Portland Open Studio weekends (Oct 14-15 and 21-22, 10am to 5pm each day), we’ve got lots of new glass art for you to see and buy, plus we have a fun activity for you to enjoy. We will be offering our visitors the opportunity to create their own unique piece of glass art by sandblasting a water glass, wine glass or Pilsner Beer glass. We’ll have lots of glassware on hand and a variety of paper punches available with which you can create stickers to decorate a glass. You then use our sand blaster to make the design permanent.

We did this last year at a different open studio event and it proved to be very popular with everyone from kids to seniors. Many people used the opportunity to create Christmas gifts and some people even came back a second day with their own hand cut stencils to create some really amazing works of art. Pictured here are a couple of simple examples that were created last year. There is a minor charge to cover the cost of the materials used and we will have experts on hand to help. We hope you’ll plan a visit to our studio during the weekend tour.

Our studio will also be participating in a free raffle for a gift basket featuring items from each of the 9 artists in community 3 of the Portland Open Studios tour. You can enter at each of our studios for up to 9 chances to win.

2017 Gathering of the Guilds

It’s time once again for the Gathering of the Guilds at the Oregon Convention Center. If you appreciate locally made hand-crafted artworks, this is a show not to be missed. There are 6 guilds participating, including over 350 Northwest artists working in a variety of mediums including Glass, Ceramics, Metal, Wood, Beads & Fabric. I will be participating in the Glass Gallery section along with others from the Oregon Glass Guild. While I won’t have a booth this year, I will have one of my sand carved & gilded tables on display in the pedestal area and I will be volunteering at the show in various capacities all three days, so if you happen to see me, please say hi.

Apr 21 – Apr 23 · Oregon Convention Center · Portland
Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM