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Stephen Schlanser

Possessing a diverse and interesting background, Mr. Schlanser's occupations have ranged from racing motorcycles to modeling. He was raised in a community rich in heritage and as a result he has a great appreciation for architecture and the arts.

Mr. Schlanser found his interest in glass while working as an apprentice for the
renowned German glass artisan Paul von Domarus and later opened his own successful stained glass studio. He has since taken the glass medium into unexplored territories.

In 1990 he presented his first collection of kiln-fired glass: the process by which plate glass is carefully shaped by heating it to near melting temperature, then gravitating from its solid state to form the shapes as seen in the Schlanser line.

Each piece is individually handcrafted by transforming sheet glass into a collection of decorative vases, bowls and platters. They are carefully shaped inside a closed kiln by heating it to melting temperature. After a gradual decrease in temperature to a complete cool-down, each piece is handcut and high polished on diamond wheels. Some of the vessels are composed with various etched designs giving each its individual flair. All designs are hand drawn, cut and high pressure sandblasted. Once a piece has proceeded through these work stages flawlessly, various polished or hand chipped bases are permanently attached. Upon completion, each piece is signed and dated.

Schlanser Design Studio has been commissioned to do special projects for the The Coca-Cola Company, Disney, Rockwell and CB Commercial. Recipients of Mr. Schlanser s work include First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis.

The Schlanser collection appeals to a wide variety of buyers and compliments many styles of interiors. As a first time buyer or an avid collector, the striking yet serene appeal of this art glass will bring you lasting enjoyment.

Located Downtown at 802 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 770879, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

970-879-5515   or   970-819-2850