Carters Stained Glass & Pottery
Back in 1983 I was talked into taking a stained glass class. I was hooked. I did glass for a hobby at first & then it grew into a business. I operated a retail store under the name Carters Stained Glass from 1988-2006 in the Knoxville, TN area. I did custom stained glass work for churches, residences, and businesses, as well as did repair work, taught classes, and sold stained glass supplies. In 2006 I needed to move back home to help with aging parents and a family business, so I went back to doing glass work as a small hobby business at my home right outside of Nashville, TN. My husband's Parkinson's was also getting worse at that time so selling small things on Etsy gave me the freedom to work when I could. I joined Etsy in 2008 but did not have much time to sell until 2010, so most of my sales have been since then. Both my parents and husband have passed as of 2016 and I am starting to do more sales on Etsy along with some custom work.
I always wanted to learn pottery but never had time while operating my store. As luck would have it, there is a pottery studio near where I now live that has classes. I have progressed from a beginner to advanced beginner and do a small amount of pottery items such as vases and bowls, etc.
Currently I mostly sell small items to medium size stained glass panels on Etsy and do a small amount of medium size custom work. Not only can you find me on Etsy, but also on Facebook and Pinterest. There you can see lots of photos of work I have for sale in addition to older ones I have done previously. Click on the icons on the bottom right of the screen to link to those three sites.