GLAS REPRESENTS THE AGGREGATE OF NATE SHEAFFER’S EXPERIENCES as an artist and manufacturer. It is a place where ongoing material experimentation and instruction come together to form art pieces and aesthetic décor. Glas is a teaching facility and gallery, an art factory and personal studio—filled with eye candy available for inspiration and purchase. Glas is a glimpse into neon’s past heyday and a peek into its artistic future; preserving iconic works of advertising while creating new outlets for the medium of illuminated glass tubing.
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Nate Sheaffer

Nate has been making neon for over 30 years. Glas is his fancy factory and brain child.


Louis St. Lewis

Featured in ARTNEWS, ARTPAPERS & ARTFORUM as a preeminant artistic talent in the South, Louis St.Lewis has been charming critics and collectors for over 30 years. Praised by Warhol, Robert Indiana, and Judy Chicago, St.Lewis plays with a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to a purity of style, rather letting his academic training and innate talents translate into a vocabulary that is simultaneously witty, shocking and bold.


Danielle James (DJ)

DJ is many things. Delawarean, neon bender, metalsmith, educator, storyteller, designer. With a background in jewelry & metalsmithing she holds an MFA in metals design from East Carolina University. Glas is her creative home where she is studio coordinator and neon bender. Her current series of neon signs is titled “Signs of the Times: A Single Lady’s Life in Neon” inspired by messages sent to her on various online dating websites.