Susquehanna Glass a 100+ year old glass company MADE IN USA

I think a house should feel cozy and make your guests smile — I think Susquehanna Glass can have a big hand in doing that. They have just simple beautiful glassware and they have a whole range that is just fun ! Some of their glasses with just funny sayings is what attracted me to them — we have happy hours at our studio for bloggers and we want them to get a laugh so these are perfect glasses to do that!

Susquehanna Glass is a 100+ year old decorating company based in Pennsylvania with a rich history in making things personal. Specializing in 5 decorating processes, proficient at high volume, high quality programs for large retailers and have developed multiple private label decorating programs with high-profile brands.Built upon a tradition of pride in craftsmanship and service, Susquehanna Glass has long been in the business of making things personal. In 1910, Albert Roye installed a glass cutting machine in a small shed behind his house and opened the Susquehanna Glass Factory. Two years later, Albert’s brother, Walter, joined the business. The operation grew, eventually moving to its current location in Columbia, Pennsylvania, a stone’s throw from the original shed where it all began. While hand-cutting glassware was the driving force behind the early years of the company, the development of new methods to decorate glassware eventually emerged, allowing the company to expand. Sand etching, color screening, laser etching and rotary engraving are all decorating processes currently offered by Susquehanna Glass. The selection of media has simultaneously expanded to include acrylic, metal, leather, flatware, wood and more. Susquehanna Glass is a family-owned and operated business. Today, it flourishes under the leadership of third-generation owner Walt Rowen, the grandson of original partner, Walter Roye. Walt initially joined the family business upon graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1975. As current CEO, he is primarily responsible for developing the long-term strategy of the company; however, he continues to work with some of the company’s largest accounts. With his years of experience in the glassware and tabletop industry, along with extensive work in product development and sourcing, he has ushered the company into the 21st century.

 

Made and Decorated in the U.S.A. With growing consumer loyalty to American Manufacturing, this marketing claim is highly sought after.

Sand etching is the abrasion, or roughening, of the surface of glass, stone, ceramic, wood, metals, and other medias to produce a design or a monogram. Photosensitive masks of each design are created and hand applied to the surface of each glass in the preparation for the artist to then sand blast them…one-by-one. High pressure sand is sprayed through a nozzle to slowly etch away the surface. Through controlling the pressure and distance to the surface, the artist is able to control the depth of the etching creating various beautiful effects ranging from dramatic to subtle.

Laser etching is the process of using a highly-concentrated beam of light to etch, or burn, a material’s surface. The advantage of using a laser is its ability to precisely replicate intricate designs and monograms. Computer-driven laser machines are used to decorate many shapes and sizes of glass, crystal, wood, metals, acrylics, and leather. Computer imaging software is used to align, size and set the intensity of the laser beam for the image to be duplicated. Once all of the settings have been adjusted, the laser moves back and forth, etching the image into the material. Metal engraving, which dates back to the first century, was practiced for many years with the use of a hand tool known as a burin. Today, computer driven engraving machines create beautiful engravings using speeds of up to 15,000 strokes per minute. Engraving software is constantly upgrading allowing for broader design and monogram options. Susquehanna Glass is currently monogram engraving acrylic barware, stainless steel flatware, pewter pieces, and of course, glass.

I love going through their gallery : https://www.susquehannaglass.com/gallery

I was gifted a few set of glasses for the studio so you will see some photos for sure of the studio soon but wanted to get the info up about this amazing glass collection.

First they are MADE IN USA — Second they have a sense of humor !! —Third they are made so well —Fourth they are well priced —- Fifth they have an amazing history !!

Girl Talk Stemless Wine Glasses (set of 4)

The whimsical four piece set is meticulously hand crafted by skilled glass artisans. The stemless wine tumblers are sand blasted and deep etched with assorted popular slang phrases – Hottie Times Infinity, Amazeballs, Cray Cray Adorbs, and Totes McGotes. This witty drinkware is sure to be a hit at your next all-ladies wine and cheese party or gathering.glassses

These cute wine tumblers are crafted by hand with care and attention to detail. The glass set is sand blasted and deep etched with the image of an adorable paw and the phrases Be Loyal & Faithful, Dig Life & Take Naps, Learn New Tricks, and Wag More, Bark Less. This unique dog glassware will complement any kitchen or bar and is the perfect way to display your love for your favorite pooch.

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I love these – my eye was caught by these and thought they would be perfect for our blogger happy hours at the studio

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Once you start to look there are so many good ones – a lot are under $42.00 for a set of 4 – I just bought these because I was in love with them ! There are some sets that are a bit more but you can get a beautiful set for a hostess gift for a very fairy price.

There are so many amazing ones from wine glasses with stems, to stemless to beer glasses ….

Learn more here : http://www.elocallink.tv/vp6/spon-fcsa_a.php?sponid=VGcEMFI0AGAGNw==&fvm=1

 

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