About Us

Ed Slawson and Virginia Dejewska

Ed and Virginia have worked together as studio glass artists since 1974. Their work first began in architectural stained glass commissions and restorations including the use of photo-silkscreened, painted/stained, etched, fused and blown components. Teaching venues include the Community Fiber School, Tenants Harbor Maine; Riley School, Rockport, Maine; and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as well as privately in their studio. They have been flameworking both soft and borosilicate glass since 1993. Members of the Maine Crafts Association, International Society of Glass Beadmakers, and the Glass Art Society. We are also metalsmiths, and have been working our glass into more traditional jewelry designs set in strerling silver, and other metals.

Virginia's studies include work at the School of Visual Arts, Alfred University, Corning, Maine College of Art, and University of Southern Maine. Both Ed and Virginia have worked extensively at Haystack; Virginia has studied with Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Flora Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, Bill Daley and Joe Furguson; both have studied with Dudley Giberson, Susie Shapiro, Andrew Magdanz, and Brian Kirkvliet. Ed also designs and builds glass studio tools and equipment, and his diverse skills include both traditional and digital photography, and website design and development. Their work is in private and public collections, including two Maine Percent for Art commissions.

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Playing with Fire! - Glassworks & Gallery

We have closed down our Rockland Main street Studio and Gallery, where we worked from 2006-2018. We have recently built and equipped a new, and somewhat smaller flame working studio. Our studio is fully equipped to work in soft glass, and in borosilicate glass.
The studio is also setup for metalworking, mostly for more traditional forms of jewelry. Much of our jewelry features some of our glasswork combined with Sterling Silver, and other nonferrous metals.

We offer 1 on 1 instruction on many areas of flame working.

Open Torch Time> — Studio Rental of Flame working/Lamp working Facilities
Hourly torch and annealer rental… practice your skills in a friendly and creative space. Get to work with and try different torches. All tools are supplied... of course you may bring and use any of your own favorites too. Do bring your your own glass, or you may purchase glass from us.

 By appointment . Call 594-7805 to reserve your space. Leave a message
and a good time for us to return your phone call to confirm.

Open Torch Rate: $15 per hour, with a 2 hr. minimum.

Includes: Selection of torches, tools, didymium glasses, mandrels, and digitally controlled annealers.

Or save money with a

'Frequent Flamer' Cards
(make great gifts!)
10 hrs / $130


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call. Your call will be answered by our machine, please leave a brief message, your phone number, and the best time for us to return your call. We will be happy to answer any questions about our studio and gallery.
or email us at: pwfglass@gmail.com
Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you!