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Glas Glas is a neon design studio, sign shop, artists' lair, and teaching facility dedicated to the preservation of the art of neon tube bending and design.

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We stand with #ukraine
03/01/2022

We stand with #ukraine

Visit @trepet.books insta for more info on what available zines they will have tomorrow!
02/11/2022

Visit @trepet.books insta for more info on what available zines they will have tomorrow!

Why couldn’t the banana yell high?It could only yellow! 😂😂😂All jokes aside, how awesome are these student sculptures??? ...
02/10/2022

Why couldn’t the banana yell high?It could only yellow! 😂😂😂
All jokes aside, how awesome are these student sculptures??? Link in bio to sign up for own neon bending experience!

@eltorolocotacos has some killer food and now they have a killer #neon sign to match! It was a group effort today with t...
02/08/2022

@eltorolocotacos has some killer food and now they have a killer #neon sign to match! It was a group effort today with the whole Glas team helping with installation at this restaurants new Raleigh location!

We made this custom #neon sign for @inversionrdu last week! Thank you @pastorbmurph for choosing #local
02/07/2022

We made this custom #neon sign for @inversionrdu last week! Thank you @pastorbmurph for choosing #local

Here’s a little #neon that never made it to our social media last year.
02/01/2022

Here’s a little #neon that never made it to our social media last year.

We can’t wait to show you all the wedding rentals and custom signs we have available at the Weddings&Warehouses event to...
01/30/2022

We can’t wait to show you all the wedding rentals and custom signs we have available at the Weddings&Warehouses event today!

What better way to show your affection than with a #neon sign?? Join us Valentine’s Day for our diet neon class 12-4pm!
01/24/2022

What better way to show your affection than with a #neon sign?? Join us Valentine’s Day for our diet neon class 12-4pm!

Our Diet Neon Workshops are one time, 4hr long, opportunities to experience handmade neon first hand! Discover how we ma...
01/17/2022

Our Diet Neon Workshops are one time, 4hr long, opportunities to experience handmade neon first hand! Discover how we make custom neon signs and take one home that you created! We have one more spot left for this month! Sign up on our website today!

Boom!
01/13/2022

Boom!

@johnmayer himself is probably jealous of our client’s #neon setup.The whole team helped with this one!designed and patt...
01/13/2022

@johnmayer himself is probably jealous of our client’s #neon setup.

The whole team helped with this one!designed and pattered by @faith.lanfear.art, bent by @dickmarbles, fabrication and install by @zactoglass @taylerdrattlo @kendrad_spirit

Be on the lookout for this type-writer inspired#neon sign at a new #local restaurant in Raleigh!
01/13/2022

Be on the lookout for this type-writer inspired#neon sign at a new #local restaurant in Raleigh!

01/11/2022

#neon is our oasis. What’s yours?

Let us introduce you to the fantastical world of #neon…learn about the science and history of this medium and then jump ...
01/04/2022

Let us introduce you to the fantastical world of #neon…learn about the science and history of this medium and then jump in to try the techniques for yourself! Sign up for our one-session #neon #workshops on our website or email us for more info

01/01/2022

Happy New Year everyone! We hope your year is filled with good #health and awesome #neon! #2022 #neon #local #glas

If you look carefully, you might see some familiar #neon holiday characters on Hillsborough street! #elf #grinch #max #c...
12/20/2021

If you look carefully, you might see some familiar #neon holiday characters on Hillsborough street! #elf #grinch #max #christmas #neon #shoplocal

#cheers to the team @glas.work  - @dickmarbles @zactoglass @taylerdrattlo @faith.lanfear.art @kendrad_spirit  for the hu...
12/09/2021

#cheers to the team @glas.work - @dickmarbles @zactoglass @taylerdrattlo @faith.lanfear.art @kendrad_spirit for the hustle to make all the special pieces come together @dixpark with @wral - and thanks to @wralweathergal for the great photo! #merrychristmas #happyholidays #raleigh #neonartist

We - all of us - have lost our spirit animal. Louis St. Lewis passing leaves a giant void in the art world, in our world...
11/26/2021

We - all of us - have lost our spirit animal. Louis St. Lewis passing leaves a giant void in the art world, in our world.
He was a brilliant force of creativity and a magnificent scoundrel whose rich life history felt as though we’d be creating together for a much longer time.
There’s no replacement for such loss, only grief and remembrance.
If you can manage it, press lips to your bottle of choice, draw hard - like you mean it - and think fondly of our friend. Then repeat.

This colder weather means it’s almost time for a #snowstorm!  #neon #snow #snowinginraleigh #glas #glasneon
11/19/2021

This colder weather means it’s almost time for a #snowstorm! #neon #snow #snowinginraleigh #glas #glasneon

@zactoglass working on #mechasanta @dixpark @wral for the upcoming festivities. #neo #neonshop #raleigh
11/15/2021

@zactoglass working on #mechasanta @dixpark @wral for the upcoming festivities. #neo #neonshop #raleigh

It’s “all hands on deck” in the studio as we get the #neon elves ready for Dix Park!
11/04/2021

It’s “all hands on deck” in the studio as we get the #neon elves ready for Dix Park!

@faith.lanfear.art and her date for Halloween. We recognize the date’s clever costume, dressed as a @dixpark @wral #chri...
10/31/2021

@faith.lanfear.art and her date for Halloween. We recognize the date’s clever costume, dressed as a @dixpark @wral #christmas decoration, but Faith as thoughtful pandemic survivor is our favorite. Safe Halloween everybody! #raleigh #neonartist

Congratulations to @ashley_christensen @bbs.crispychicken on a glorious opening. We can’t wait to get more!
10/30/2021

Congratulations to @ashley_christensen @bbs.crispychicken on a glorious opening. We can’t wait to get more!

My Left Elfen Foot, starring @dickmarbles. Coming to @dixpark @wral #christmas near you. Alternate title:  Fourty-four L...
10/22/2021

My Left Elfen Foot, starring @dickmarbles. Coming to @dixpark @wral #christmas near you. Alternate title: Fourty-four Left Feet: an elven mischief.

Loving the clean fabrication on this 4’ x 4’ clear acrylic enclosure by @zactoglass for a new client. #raleigh #neonshop...
10/20/2021

Loving the clean fabrication on this 4’ x 4’ clear acrylic enclosure by @zactoglass for a new client. #raleigh #neonshop #neonartist

Large piece mounted on a curved wall - big #neon fun installed by @zactoglass and @n8tastic  - #glass by @dickmarbles #r...
10/19/2021

Large piece mounted on a curved wall - big #neon fun installed by @zactoglass and @n8tastic - #glass by @dickmarbles #raleigh #neonshop

A few of the real estate/brokerage firm logos our landlord commissioned us to create in #neon as gifts to their partners...
10/15/2021

A few of the real estate/brokerage firm logos our landlord commissioned us to create in #neon as gifts to their partners in commercial and residential projects in #raleigh. Thank you, Grubb Ventures, for the great and diverse logo work. Super fine hustle by @dickmarbles @taylerdrattlo @zactoglass and @faith.lanfear.art meeting a short deadline in the midst of a welcome bundle of work!

Great client @botanicalraleigh - Great #neon work @dickmarbles - Great fabrication and assembly/installation @zactoglass...
09/25/2021

Great client @botanicalraleigh - Great #neon work @dickmarbles - Great fabrication and assembly/installation @zactoglass #neonartist #raleigh #glenwoodsouth

#shazam - it’s #friday - have a great weekend! #raleigh #neonartist #glassofinstagram
09/10/2021

#shazam - it’s #friday - have a great weekend! #raleigh #neonartist #glassofinstagram

You never know what #neon #gem #jem #jemandtheholograms is going to appear @glas.work #raleigh #neonartist
09/09/2021

You never know what #neon #gem #jem #jemandtheholograms is going to appear @glas.work #raleigh #neonartist

Another great #neon #workshop student with his #corning logo. Can’t wait to show you the rest of this class’s fine work....
09/08/2021

Another great #neon #workshop student with his #corning logo. Can’t wait to show you the rest of this class’s fine work. #raleigh #neonartist #glassofig

Sophie is a lucky girl! #neon #raleigh #neonartist @dickmarbles, glassblower. @zactoglass on the assembly/fabrication.
09/07/2021

Sophie is a lucky girl! #neon #raleigh #neonartist @dickmarbles, glassblower. @zactoglass on the assembly/fabrication.

08/14/2021
08/13/2021

Some days you win and some days you lose. Most days it’s a gray area, mixing both Ws and Ls. #neon #crackletube #ovenpumping #neonartist

So happy this was made by @carsonchandler5 for his mother, stellar #glassblower, @lisaoakleyglass. #neon #glassofinstagr...
08/12/2021

So happy this was made by @carsonchandler5 for his mother, stellar #glassblower, @lisaoakleyglass. #neon #glassofinstagram #neonartist #raleigh

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1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 125
Raleigh, NC
27604

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 5:45pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 5:45pm
Thursday 8:45am - 5:45pm
Friday 8:45am - 5:45pm

Telephone

(919) 395-2759

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Neon stands the test of time. These projects from Fossil Forge Design and Glas show why. Explore one of the most enduring mediums in signage in our January issue. signsofthetimes.com/neon-has-stood-the-test-of-time-signshops-show-why/
Locally owned and independent businesses add character and coolness to a community. So many talented small businesses here including Nate and his team of Glas ✨#neon #glas #raleigh #neonglass #neonartist #neonart #neonsigns #neonlights #raleighartist #welcome2022
One of my favorite light installations is this beautiful Santa Claus created by my friend Nate Sheaffer at Glas studio in Raleigh
Does this neon look familiar? The North Carolina state motto by Glas circled this giant globe from Heath Satow at First Night Raleigh 2019. Catch it on display now at Black Friday Market on Hargett Street!
Have you spotted our installations on the Illuminate Art Walk yet? Check out this piece by Glas featuring the North Carolina state motto and our life-sized Lite Brite just a few blocks away! Hurry - the art walk ends on Jan. 8! 📸: Richard Barlow Photography
Making neon signs is part art, part science. Since 1986, Raleigh’s Nate Sheaffer of Glas has been bending glass to bring its special light to life. Watch him make our state glow. Watch more stories from Our State Magazine on North Carolina Weekend, Thursdays, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.
KNOWLEDGE :: Following the success of our "Tunes with Neptune" series earlier this year and his Slingshot Coffee Company summertime playlist, Transfer Company’s very own Nick Neptune was kindly invited to curate a set of music to accompany the WRAL Out & About Night of Lights display at Dorothea Dix Park, including Glas’s and Mary Carter Taub’s 2020 Year in Review art installation organized by Artsplosure and First Night Raleigh opening Dec. 30 – 31. In his words, the playlist is a year-end “reflection on the promise, potential, and peril” wrought throughout 2020 – hoping that by its end “we recognize that our true value is internal and that we may find the courage to carry on, to build up a better community, in a better image of ourselves, than how we found it.” Playlist Artwork by local designer and illustrator – and Benchwarmers Bagels teammate! – Judah Oechsle Design Listen Here: https://spoti.fi/3nYQ0XE
Little reminder, the fabulous auction for CAM Raleigh begins on 9/24 at Leland Little Auctions. Visit www.lelandlittle.com/story/cam-auction/83011/ Here’s the AWESOME auction line up: ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Exclusive Songwriter Session with Tift Merritt ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Light it Up with Nate Sheaffer Custom Neon Sculpture from Glas ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Learn to Ride a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle in Style ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Custom Portrait by Superstar Photographer Kennedi Carter ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Curated Dinner + Brunch for 2 at Herons with Overnight Stay at The Umstead Hotel and Spa ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Silver Piggy Bank by Harry Allen Design ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Happy bidding! 🏆 🏆 🏆
We took the first and second photos of Cherokee's abandoned Cool Valley Motel and its sign in June of 2015. The motel caught fire and suffered extensive damage in September of 2019. We saw a video of the remnants of the motel from earlier this year and noticed the sign was no longer there, so we assumed it had been lost in the fire. We received a text yesterday from Danielle James, the shop coordinator for Raleigh's Glas . GLAS, run by Nate Sheaffer, is part neon sign restoration, part art studio, part neon museum, and they even offer neon workshops. GLAS purchased the Cool Valley Motel sign from pickers The Antique Salvage & Supply Co. GLAS neon bender Tayler Drattlo installed new neon on the sign and it looks awesome! According to James, GLAS plans to keep it in its collection. However, she did state that all their signs are technically for sale and/or available to rent. The third photo shows the restored sign with Drattlo. We hope to take a tour of their museum soon!
Neon Signs both from Glas
THANK YOU Glas and Nate Sheaffer for the beautiful neon "BEER TO GO" sign. We are eternally grateful for your friendship and support!
To our community, We will get through this. Love is always the answer— whether it's through helping a neighbor, supporting local businesses, or just protecting each other by staying home. Right now, we're sending all of our love to you. ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Olivia Suriano Photography I Events by La Fete I Glas ⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.wateredgardenflorist.com ‪#wateredgardenflorist #bridalbouquet #raleigh #oakcitystrong