Smithsonian artist and American-made entrepreneur to visit Madison
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Annie Morhauser of Annieglass is keeping the ancient art of glass making alive. As one of the few remaining U.S. manufacturers producing luxury glass tableware, giftware and sculpture Annieglass is still widely successful throughout the U.S. after 33 years in business and is sold in the finest stores and resorts.
Mississippi sells the most Annieglass of any state in the country for its size. The appreciation of handmade craft, particularly pottery, the importance of socializing and dining together and the value placed on fine antiques and home furnishings all contribute to the popularity of Annieglass in the state.
As an artist turned entrepreneur, Annie is proud to call hers a family-owned business and looks to recruit a new generation of Annieglass fans through constant innovation with the help of her daughter, Ava.
The Smithsonian artist will be visiting several stores on a promotional tour of the South to show her newest collections of glass tableware, home decor and sculpture. She is a leading American craft artisan working with a technique called slumping that she adapted and improved to make gilded glass dinnerware dishwasher safe for the first time. By melting 24k gold and genuine platinum onto window glass Annie created the Annieglass Roman Antique collection, known for its beauty and functionality as much for its durability. This design is sought after worldwide since its origin in 1983 and is collected by celebrities, dignitaries, chefs and bridal couples. Annieglass is in the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Museum of Art.
She travels to meet customers primarily through the Deep South and speak about her work, encouraging and supporting women in business, the arts and education enthusiastically.
Annie will be talking about her newest collection and sharing stories of building her business at: Persnickety on April 26th from 11am to 3pm at 2078 Main Street