Hey there all of you LBI lovers and welcome to our latest ‘Member Wednesday’, where we get to highlight some of our awesome members and the cool things they do to make Long Beach Island the best place to vacation, live and work!
Today, we’re shining the spotlight on SwellColors Glass Studio!
SwellColors, which has moved from its former home in Long Beach Township to take up residence in Surf City as part of a burgeoning unofficial arts district, is the inspirational extension of owner Mary Tantillo – who is also an active member of the LBI Arts Council.
In the words of Mary herself, she gains “most of the inspirations for my artwork from waves of energy, dynamic colors, and rhythms experienced in nature. I choose to express how that makes me feel through glass, a medium which constantly changes. The more I work with glass the more I come to appreciate life and the currents making everything flow together. Glass, like life, is easy to appreciate on a sunny day, in the warm sunshine. However, I’ve come to understand that the real beauty of glass is not just on the sunny days. It is those days of low pressure, rain, and cold when things seem so dreary that glass provides texture, reflection, and deep thoughtful tones.”
SwellColors designs and fabricates custom stained glass, mosaics, backsplashes, and fused glass artwork on the premises for residential and commercial locations. They also feature daily classes on a walk-in basis for children and adults.
We are so happy that SwellColors is a member of our LBI Chamber family!
You can visit their official business directory listing here.