More than 10 years ago Jan Primak discovered stained glass art. Within six months, she was teaching the art, running a successful stained glass retail store in Richmond and developing her own artistic style. Jan returned to Montclair and dedicated her time to creating unique stained glass pieces and teaching stained glass classes at Montclair Community College. Later she opened Glass Dreams, a highly successful art studio and gallery.
As well as an art studio, Glass Dreams is a small retail outlet for supplies, tools and glass in Montclair.
Glass Dreams wants to expand the retail outlet to create a second storefront with the most comprehensive variety of supplies, tools and glass in Montclair. The new storefront will be adjacent to studio. The original storefront will become a reference library with over 610 art glass books, and a training center for both serious and recreational artists, novice and expert alike.
Glass Dreams will secure a $50,000 long-term loan to facilitate the opening of a second storefront.
Glass Dreams’ mission is to offer consumers one of a kind stained glass art as well as provide tools and training to both serious and recreational artists.
1.2 Keys to Success
- A knowledgeable staff that can quickly answer customer questions.
- Excellent instruction in the art of stained glass.
- A comfortable shopping environment that keeps customers in the store.