A comment (#15) that recently came in to my earlier post – Mystery Shopper Gets Boxed In – needs a bit more airtime than it will get in the comments section there, so I’m pulling some of it into this post.
In response to the opening of our online store, Barbara Muth writes about a remarkable DC-area teaching studio/supplier:
“I’m pretty faithful to Vitrum. For the reasons you discuss in your next post, Lani. It’s always a pleasure to run into people I know while I’m there, a delight to schmooze with Judy and Kevin. (Judy started me on this path a long time ago.) And it’s the perfect place to go when I want to talk through possible solutions. I can’t imagine not shopping at Vitrum. They know what new things I am going to love and point my way in that direction first thing when I come in the door.”
Teaching studios like Vitrum are the life-blood of our field. They are the local portal where the public discovers glass and the energetic community of people who work in it. Our team regularly return raving about their visits to Judith and Kevin’s studios.
Barbara continues, “On the extremely rare occasion that they have not had what I was looking for, I have ordered from BE directly. I imagine I will still do so. But, if I were far from a metropolis where there wasn’t a studio carrying the FULL product line, I would have been doing somersaults last night. Nothing is better than accessibility, whatever form it takes.”
Barbara, thank you for writing to let us know about your relationship with Vitrum. We admire them and love them as much as you do!
From their website (that is refreshed and replenished as often as their product shelves!):
PS. I just noticed that the latest update to Judith and Kevin’s site is a set of samples made with our newest reactive glasses. This is a manufacturer’s dream: users who are staying out on the leading edge of product use – and sharing that information with others!