About Sneak Peek Glass
Contact : Lauren @ SneakPeekGlass.com
Sneak Peek Glass was founded in 2009 by Lauren Wingert
Lauren does solo glass blowing, working alone without any assistants.
All pieces are handmade and one of a kind
.I had some money in my pocket one day and decided to treat myself to whatever I
found interesting at the local antique mall. I bought a large orange and black art
I found it strangely attractive, and captivating. I call it "monarch" as the colors
remind me of a monarch butterfly. It is also the "monarch", the queen, and first piece
I ever collected. Over time my collection grew. I enjoy all kinds of glass including
Bohemian and Czech glass, early American art glass, carnival glass, vaseline glass,
Italian glass, modern studio glass, mid-century glass, Fenton glass etc.
There is no single glass arena or style limiting my enthusiasm for glass.
It is fun and at the same time a challenge to find and then identify a nice piece of
art glass. So much vintage glass is not signed or marked. It's kind of like treasure
hunting when you find something attractive and valuable, and you are able to identify
Collecting ultimately inspired me to try making glass. I knew I had a
serious attraction to glass and decided to take some classes and see if I
enjoyed making it.
Many years later, my focus is on my own glassblowing rather than collecting.
From a Ladle full of glass bits....
We have all heard that heaven has pearly gates....but the vision also describes walls like precious
stones... and golden streets like glass..... Glass to me is a special material. It is the media used
to talk about sights that can only be imagined.
I see art in the media of glass as a glimpse or a sneak peek of things we have yet to see.
Glassblowing is very challenging and rewarding. Working hot glass is a constant fight against
gravity. You are working with a material where plastic in one moment, is solid seconds later. The
shaping and guiding must be quick. The extreme heat and fragile nature of the material provide many
chances and ways to make errors. In the end, the final result of focused effort is worth it when the
finished piece emerges intact from the kiln..
I love yard art as it can capture the flow of the molten glass in the organic floral forms. I love the color and
brightness that glass brings. Glass is something you can appreciate and enjoy for a long time.