About Us

How we do what we do

In the time of the Renaissance, artists had to be practical and versatile.  They had to make things people really used.  That’s what we do here at Artech Studios.  We make art that people can really use.  Funny, practical and all made by hand.  From us to you.

We are a traditional glassblowing studio nestled in the Highlands of Ontario, Canada.   We produce great upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware.  We are known for our recycled beer glasses, a repurposed beer bottle that still holds a full beer!

Terry Craig and Jennifer Wanless-Craig are the designers, makers, owners and (honestly) the chief bottle washers.

And now for some much needed thanks!  To our family and friends for your support, assistance, constant patience and the empty cases of beer.  You rock!  The Haliburton County Development Corporation for your support and Business Development grants.  Every artist dreams of living where their town supports them with open arms. And you…our fantastic, loyal and beer loving fans.  We do this hot job and love it because of you.  THANKS!

Terry Jake Fire

Terry Craig

Plays with Fire

Terry Craig is our oldest glassblower by far.  A Sheridan grad and former Harbourfront resident, Terry enjoys single malt scotch, bone collecting and a good cup of coffee.  Mr.Craig enjoys 80’s tv  cop shows, rescuing wayward birds and jumping rope. Terry is mastering the art of strangling geese (oops!) bagpiping. He loves a good, strong IPA; the hoppier, the better makes Terry a happy man while creating glass under the disco ball.

 

Jennifer Wanless-Craig

Adds Fuel to the Fire

Jennifer Wanless-Craig is the brains behind the operation and has the best shoe collection in the group.  Her hobbies include drawing stick figures, inventing new culinary delights and general bossiness. She can be seen tending to baby chicks, reading old Sweet Valley High and homeschooling their daughter. A grad of Sheridan College Glass program and Toronto School of Art, Jenn is mainly designing work, working with clients and keeping out the heat.  Her beer of choice is anything from Belgium.

 


 

Jake Raynard

Can Breathe Fire

Jake Raynard has been blowing glass with Artech Studios since the early beginnings.  A Thunder Bay native and Sheridan grad also, Jake prides himself on being the best Lego builder in the county.  He can grow a mean beard, has a fondness for unicorns, spins and breathes fire and loves crazy cat videos. When not in the glass studio, Jake enjoys strong beer and soft music.

Anabelle Craig

Fire in the Belly

Anabelle is Jenn and Terry’s daughter and the youngest member of Artech Studios but works harder than anyone. Anabelle has a fondness for spiders, sushi and fast rollercoasters.  When she isn’t reading, doing archery or playing her cello, she can be seen helping out with shows and packing orders. A clever eye for design and her mama’s talent in the kitchen, she will definitely be running the show by the time she is 14.  Beer is gross she says.

Becky Falladown

Drawn into the Fire

Becky Falladown is also a new addition to Artech.  She came smiling with a reference list a mile long and we knew we had to have her.  Becky can be seen packing orders, decaling Rebeer wares and keeping Jenn organized.  She enjoys chocolate almost too much, can do a mean yoga pose and says Root beer is her ale of choice.

Rebekah and Daryl Trembley

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

Rebekah and Darryl Tremblay are our beloved product photographers.  We couldn’t do what we do and have anything to show for it without them.  They make us look good and we love them for it.  Rebekah and Jenn go way back…high school actually.  When this hubby and wife team are not shooting our work, they are raising their three darling kids, flying a drone or taking pics for other clients with their company, Overstreet Photography. Who has time for a beer?

What’s Happening

Upcoming Shows, Open Houses and Other Fun Stuff

Check out our calendar of events below to find out where we will be next and see what we’re up to.  You might find us at an Arts and Crafts show near you in Canada and/or USA, drop by our studio during Open House days, sign up for a glassblowing workshop or check us out at fun events.

Wanna get in touch?

Artech Glassblowing Studios is a traditional glassblowing studio nestled in the Highlands of Ontario, Canada.   We produce great upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware.  We are known for our recycled beer glasses, a repurposed beer bottle that still holds a full beer!

Terry Craig and Jennifer Wanless-Craig are the designers, makers, owners and (honestly) the chief bottle washers.

Our studio is located at:

18639 Hwy 118
Tory Hill, ON
K0L 2Y0

info@artechstudios.ca

(705) 448-9522

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