Nadal Glass: Canandaigua

March 13, 2010 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

entrance and picture window for Nadal Glass

Nadal Glass Studio on Phoenix St in Canandaigua

While hunting for a place to eat in Canandaigua last weekend, I was drawn to a very unique display in a store window off the main road, on Phoenix Street. I walked in and there was an absolutely stunning collection of functional glassware.

Nadal Glass is a working glass studio located in a historic firehouse since 1992. The first thing you see when you enter is the retail showroom with shelves of one of a kind glass for galleries, museums and collectors.

They produce functional bowls, tableware, and vases in vivid colors — which looked even more brilliant with the sunshine streaming through the shop windows.

Jim Nadal is the glassblower and he was generous with information. He has been practicing in this area since 1972 and knows the Finger Lakes area very well.

Nadal’s work is represented in many public and private collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, The Renwick Gallery, The Lanan Foundation, and the private collection of King Juan Carlos of Spain. Nadal’s pieces can be seen in over two hundred galleries, stores, and museum shops around the United States and Canada.

Now I can remember my visit when I look at the new ornaments hanging in my bay window, capturing and reflecting the sun.

You can see more samples at their website:

Glassware by Nadal Glass

hand crafted glass by Jim Nadal


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