Maker Monday: An ASPIRE Exclusive Interview With Tracy Glover

Craftsmanship, innovation and interchangeable parts are all elements you can find in Tracy Glover’s glass accouterments. From lighting fixtures to vases within vases, Glover’s creations are as whimsical as they are utilitarian and embellish any space with a touch of playfulness. Glover’s handcrafted glass pieces have been placed in beautiful homes, offices, libraries, restaurants, hotels and countless more. Tracy Glover has been featured in many major publications such as Luxe, Elle Decor and Interior Design Magazine. Introducing this week’s Maker Monday, Tracy Glover.

Andrew Joseph: What is something you hope to see trending in design in the future?
Tracy Glover: I see a lot of clear and white glass in the industry but would love to see designers incorporating more colored glass!

Andrew: If you weren’t a designer, you’d be a ….?
Tracy: This is a great question. I’m always thinking about what my next chapter will be but I can’t see myself feeling as passionate about anything else that’s not designing and creating things. I love making people happy with my work.

Andrew: What’s your favorite cocktail?
Tracy: My favorite cocktail is my husband’s recipe for a margarita. He squeezes fresh limes and adds secret ingredients to make a cocktail that is the perfect blend of tangy with a hint of sweet.

Andrew: How would you describe your personal style?
Tracy: Our home is a 1910 bungalow but our taste is more modern. We like well-crafted furniture without too much fuss, all lit by TG Studio lighting!

Andrew: What’s inspiring you in life (in the industry) right now?
Tracy: The winter light coming in through the studio windows creates the best reflections through all of the glass we have hanging up and on shelves. All the colors and patterns are inspiring me to start painting again. I’m also working on ideas to use some of the scrap glass we have for panels and screens.

About The Maker | Artist, glassblower, and designer Tracy Glover creates exuberant lighting and tabletop accessories using traditional Italian techniques. She has conceived her lighting collection — table and floor lamps, wall sconces, pendants, and chandeliers — as a system of interchangeable parts, offering a wealth of color and finish options to uniquely fit each project and allowing optimal room for client input. Her collection now includes a selection of lighting and tabletop accessories. Each piece is made to order in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island studio.

Andrew Joseph is a regular contributing editor for ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine. See more of his work here.

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