Union Street Glass
Union Street Glass is no fly-by-night operation, Glassblower Guy Corrie and his wife and business partner Leanne first started their business in 1980. Now the company has a 10,000 square foot studio in Richmond, CA. Guy works with a small team of artists making light fixtures, lamps and other glass objects. They have also worked with a production team in the Czech Republic to develop a line of stemware. The pieces come in several different product lines each with an overarching design sense. My favorite is the Urchin, brightly colored pieces with crystal spikes. These pieces are all handmade in their Northern California studio. The elliptical platter shown here comes in ten vivid colors and sells for $770.