Port A Glass is temporary closed due to severe damage sustained by a direct hit of hurricane Harvey. The equipment in the garage was a total loss. Some of the equipment in the studio may be salvageable. The building I am in sustained sever damage with up to 5 feet of storm surge flooding. We do not yet know when we will be able to open but we are working hard everyday toward that goal. Port A Glass is going to rebuild, it’s just going to take some time, and money. The glass artist community has started a fundraiser for me in an effort to help purchase new equipment and sustain me while I focus on rebuilding both the business and my condo, as half of it was blown away by Harvey as well. In addition to money raised, manufacturers of Glass equipment are stepping up and helping me as well. I plan on giving them all the credit I can on this website and on my Facebook page, and encourage all of my students who are making purchases to purchase equipment and supplies from these fine people.
The trauma of hurricane Harvey comes in waves. I am constantly reminded that the recovery and rebuilding processes are a marathon and not a sprint. I have been brought to tear of joy so many times throughout this ordeal truly by the beautiful, giving, loving spirit of my fellow Americans. I am looking forward to the day when I can turn all of my energies back into artwork and it is only because of the kindness of friends, colleagues, and strangers that I am able to think of the future. Thank you all.
Owner and Artist
Port A Glass Studio and Art Gallery
Gail has worked tirelessly arranging and managing my fundraising campaign and equipment donations. This woman is a hero.