A new, beautiful and colorful glass shop in a trendy Downtown Portland corner
The owner of a new glass shop has taken over the old, old-school, old style glass shop at the corner of SW Fourth and SW Hawthorne.
Owner and developer Mark Mathers says his company, Glass Works, has been in the business for two years.
Mathers opened the shop on the corner a few years ago with a few friends, including a couple who had moved into a new house.
He started out making custom-made glass tables, then decided to open a shop.
He decided to sell his business, but he wanted to take it public, he said.
Marlene Anderson and her husband moved into the new house in 2016 and immediately started making tables and glassware.
They also began to make tables, and now, more and more customers are coming in and buying tables, he added.
Mavs is the first company in Portland to sell glass and other decorative items in an outlet store, said Anderson, who opened the new store on Sunday.
Mather is working on making tables in the storefront and is going to expand that to tables and more, Anderson said.
The store has a new sign, and an updated website.
The new sign features the name of the store and a picture of Mather, and there are now signs around the storefront, Anderson added.
The store also has a glass art exhibit, which is going on at the end of the week.
It will be part of a series of glass art exhibits, which Mather said will be about 20 to 25 pieces that will come from a variety of sources, including local artist Mavs, art supplies, specialty glass and custom-designed glass.
Matsushita will have a display of vintage and new glassware and supplies in the new glass building, Mather told The Oregonian/OregonLive.
He said he is also working on a display on the Portland Art Institute, which he says will include a new collection of glassware from around the country.
A sign is visible in front of the new Glass Works shop at SW Hawthorn and SW Fourth Streets in downtown Portland.
Maviesen/Glass Works ownerMark MatherSophie Mather says the store is a fun place to hang out, and is also an outlet for her art supply business.
She said she thinks she can make the place more welcoming by having more people come in.
We need to have the space, the space for everybody.
We need people to come in and have a conversation about art and glass.
Mavetsa is an artist and glass artist, she said.
She also works with art supply companies, and said she hopes the store will draw a wider range of people to Portland.