My mom friend Suzi Wilder makes the most beautiful fused glass works of art. I buy them as presents for every wedding I am invited to. She works out of her house so I will go by when I need a gift and she will set up a display of her latest pieces on her dining room table.
A few years ago, she had a website, WilderGlassworks.com, but it’s no longer operational. It’s too bad because she does beautiful custom pieces that you could have ordered online. Here are a few examples but the photos do not do justice to her pieces!
This is her story:
“About 15 years ago I went to Venice and was struck by the beauty of the Murano glass and the innovative designs of the Venetian artisans. After returning home with a suitcase full of glass, I decided to find an art class that focused on glass work. I found Diablo Glass Studios that taught all areas of glass work, blowing, flame working, stained glass work and fusing/slumping. After several years and much experimentation I decided to focus my efforts on fusing and slumping. The process allows for a great deal of creativity and pieces can be worked and reworked until the piece has a truly unique quality.
Shortly thereafter I decided to invest in my own studio and kiln. I spent many long hours over the next few years experimenting with different types of glass, shapes, designs and the introduction of unique materials such as dichroic glass. Fusing is so fun because the transformation of glass during the process is always a mystery! Colors change, shapes morph, and materials interact differently at varying temperatures. Because of this each piece is always one-of-a-kind!”
I want to nominate her business, Wilder Glassworks, to win a website through the Go Daddy No WebSitis contest because it would be wonderful for both customers and Suzi to connect through a website.
If she wins — there are 10 winners! — she will get a 1-year .COM, .NET or .ORG domain registration and a 1-year Premium Website Builder plan, plus special assistance building their site. (She has the domain name already but the help would be great to create her website!).
If my friend wins, I win too for nominating her — with a $50 Visa gift card!
Do you know a small business that suffers from No WebSitis (lack of a website)? Nominate them! Ten local small businesses will win a website from Go Daddy and you could win a $50 Visa Gift for nominating them too!
- The Go Daddy contest runs through June 24th for nominations.
- Voting for the winners starts June 25th and runs through July 15th of 2103.
- The top 10 businesss with the most votes will win!
I hope Suzi wins!! Who will you nominate?
The fine print: Only small businesses with a U.S. address & fewer than 50 employees are eligible to win. Official Rules can be found here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Go Daddy. The opinions and text are all mine.