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648 SW 152nd      Burien, WA 98166
206-242-2860     FAX 206-242-3394

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Lael and Dave's kitchen window.  The intent for this window was to block out the street view. 
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About Us

Glass Expressions has been in business since 1974.  It was originally called Stained Glass Art and Supply.  In 1980 Kathy Johnson made the choice to sell her horse so that she could buy the store.  The original owner was going to close it and she would have nowhere to do her glass!  She renamed it Glass Expressions.  In 1988 Ray Crudo went into partnership with Kathy and they moved the store two blocks east to a much larger storefront.  The shop florished in it's new location. 

A few years later Ray was wanting to retire.  Kathy jokingly told some of her current students that she was going to need a new partner.  One of these students was Lael Smidt.  The seed was planted and Lael did not rest until she was in place as Kathy's new partner,  quitting work at Boeing in the process.  Lael and her 'significant other' Dave originally took the beginning stained glass class from Kathy in 1991 and Lael hasn't stopped doing glass since. 

Kathy began experimenting with beadmaking in 1991.  By 1992 she was teaching classes and stocking supplies for eager new beadmakers.  She now has a second full time career selling her horse head beads in bead shows across the country.



We have a big selection of glass.  This is just one of many racks.


And we have lots of books.