Magpie & Squid
PO Box 273
Wrangell, AK 99929
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- Stained glass windows
- Fused glass serving platters
- Stained glass suncatchers
- Baha'i art
- Fused glass picture frames
- Fused glass nightlights and lamps
- Stained glass mirrors
- Custom stained glass
- Custom fused glass
Hours of OperationWe are available by phone (907) 305-0258 daily, or find us at seasonal Community Markets and Holiday Bazaars or online at www.magpieandsquid.etsy.com
Creating functional and art glass in Alaska's Rainforest
We are a mother/daughter team whose desire is to create items of classic beauty and grace - something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie; however what regularly comes out of our shop is whimsically fun and a riot of color and texture – something Cyndi Lauper (or Lady Gaga for the younger crowd) would feel right at home with. Our creative process is equally loud – fueled by coffee and an eclectic mix of 80’s classic pop and whatever’s hot today.
We are fortunate to live and work surrounded by the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska. Being a temperate rainforest, the palette here trends toward grays and muted blue-greens except on those incredible days when the sun breaks through and the world explodes into crisp, brilliant color. The same effervescence and joyful overabundance makes its way into our work. Some might say we’re overcompensating; we like to think of it as adding a little bling and playfulness to a (sometimes) somber world.
Being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects means our collection of beads, fabrics, and (of course) glass is constantly growing. Finding ways to use these treasures has, most recently, resulted in a fusion of stained and fused glass, scrapbooking and beading techniques which become decorations for frames or collage-like wall hangings. Our art is ever young and ever changing as we move from one ‘favorite’ technique to the next. However, through it all, our love for and appreciation of the beauty in which we live inspires our choice of materials and, in many cases, is included, in one form or another, in our creations.
We hope you enjoy wandering through our collection and, even more importantly, hope you find something that makes you smile!
In the meantime we’re off to create – excuse me while I turn up the music.
Kris (the Magpie at heart)
and Sydney (who will forever be our Squid)