Glass Blowing Studios in Guadalajara

Is anyone familiar with any Glass Blowing Studios in Guadalajara? I am
planning a trip to gather pictures on the Mexican glass blowing process
to add to my website at
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and want to make sure Isee the best that Mexico has to offer...Any ideas?
Thanks,
January Smith
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Reply to
January
Just curious, but wouldn't this be something to do BEFORE you start overpricing it to US on a newsgroup that discusses the techniques and "craft" of glass rather than everyone here selling their items?
Did you lose the concept here that EVERYONE works with the glass, and yet you don't see ANYONE trying to sell their wares?
When you get to Mexico, see if "glassblowing" is in the yellow pages..... ya think?
Reply to
Javahut
They don't seem all that overpriced to me... they're about the same prices as I see them for at all the local import shops. They're certainly not "art glass" though.
Reply to
Kalera Stratton
find the response below.......
Ever buy anything "in" Mexico? Bring across the border for peanuts, the standard of living and expense of things in general, is far cheaper, those are retail prices, straight up zero discount. If I am buying something direct from the importer, I expect a better price than offered on the website, AND I don't expect the sales pitch, or any derivation of it, to be posted in the newsgroup.
Reply to
Javahut
I am just trying to see if you guys are aware of any of the artisans in Mexico that I should visit while I am there...
Thanks, January
Reply to
January
I can walk down the streets in the suburbs of Guadalajara known for glass blowing, like Tlaquepaque or Tonala and find lots of shops making and selling glassware. I was wondering if anyone here knew of any true glass blowing artisans in the area. I really want to capture some of the essence of the age old art of glassblowing in Mexico - they were suposedly some of the first on the North American continent to produce glass...
I have visited the Vitro plant in Monterrey where Dale Chihuly worked on his Mexico show but have yet to make any contacts in Guadalajara.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, January Smith
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January
Oh, I agree... they're retail prices, and the ad is at the least, wasted and at the most, intrusive on this group.
Overpriced for wholesale... but my impression is that she's trying to sell them retail. She's still barking up th wrong tree here.
Reply to
Kalera Stratton
I don't know any who have open studios, or who sell that sort of wares. You might try posting the question to the glass forum on Wetcanvas, though.
Reply to
Kalera Stratton
we get enough cheap import crap from Mexico now, how about American artists?? . you come on here and want to sell you imports to Americans, but buy in Mexico. why sell your stuff to Mexicans, save freight.
they got no money cause they let their country become a shithole. so don't assist this country becoming a shithole.
Reply to
Boner the Cat
i from guadalajara,jalisco.mx i am a glass blower. i do not have an studio glass blowing... but- i meet a lot of studio glass blowing in tonala y tlaquepaque jalisco.mx if i can help you. please contact to me... atte: alternativeglass....
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alternativeglass

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