Nothing Says Spring Like Color!
At Elsie Kaye Glassworks, we love to play with hot glass. So when we find a kindred spirit, we can’t resist working with them! That’s why we just had to carry artwork and gifts by Caroline Quick of CQ Glassworks.All of her functional tableware, home accents, and whimsical ornaments are a lovely blend of fused glass elements that balance bold colors and transparency. Having studied art in Edinburgh, Scotland you can see how Caroline’s glass art has been inspired by the landscape of New England and of her homeland of Scotland.
Using glorious colors in visual creations is a personal passion for Caroline - and for good reason. There was a time when she lost her eyesight temporarily, which had a profound effect on her. Since then, Caroline is thankful every day for what she sees around her and is able to create.
Caroline is a natural creative, happiest when she has a glass cutting tool, paintbrush or camera in hand. Fun fact: It is not unusual for her to paint an entire room in her home to match or contrast with a favorite ornament!
As a young woman, she made a tough career choice between nursing and the arts, and it wasn’t until her move to Massachusetts that the opportunity came to pursue her passion for kiln-formed fused glass.
Caroline’s first snowy winter in the U.S. and her love of geometric symmetry and noticing the complex patterns snowflakes form in different temperatures inspired her to create her first snowflake ornament.
In the beginning, she simply made these gifts for friends and family - and the business has grown from there. Now her glass art sells internationally and more locally her work can be seen in galleries and shops around New England and New Jersey.
She now lives in the middle of Vermont in the small town of Bristol, on a 200-year-old farm with one of those iconic red barns that is surrounded by the Green Mountains. It’s a perfect location to enjoy her own workshop space, make beautifully crafted gifts, and a space in which she hopes to start giving workshops and teaching her craft.
Looking for unique gifts for someone who appreciates color? Come check out Caroline’s works at Elsie Kaye Glassworks.
- Caroline’s sweet summer tealight holders are crafted with a layer of kiln-formed glass adorned with floral elements to bring a much-needed breath of fresh air after winter
- Need a unique wedding gift, bridal shower gift, or housewarming gift? These "Forest Flow" platters and bowls are some of our absolute favorites! This special reactive glass - aptly named "Petrified Wood" - creates a painterly appearance resembling wood grain during the kiln-forming process. Additional transparent steel blue glass enhances the overall appearance to give an impression of a river flowing through a forest. Each platter has its own unique appearance and is absolutely stunning.
Looking to brighten someone’s day? Meet Clarabelle the Cow, Shaemus the Sheep and Finley the Fox! These whimsical farm animals are sure to bring a smile to your friend’s or family’s faces. Perfect as a drink or plant coaster, our just to keep around the table.
- Perfect for any window, these stunning and colorful fused glass ornaments are popular teacher and housewarming gifts and brighten any Springtime window.
Shop now and get 15% off of Caroline’s gorgeous glass creations for the month of May (through June 18th). Visit us at 3 Union St, Westborough, MA 01581 (behind Commerce Bank off the rotary)
Or shop virtually! Call us at 508-329-8517 and we’ll kick off an easy virtual shopping trip over video. You can pick up your purchase curbside here in Westborough, or we’ll ship to anywhere in the US. Come add a little color to your spring with special gifts from CQ Glassworks.