Loowit Art Glass is created by the husband and
wife team of Mikel and Lola Wilson. "Loowit"
is the local native name for Mt. Saint Helens. In May
1980, the mountain's eruption left mudflow in the backyard.
In 1994 that mud became the foundation for our own hotshop.
Living and working in this area promotes a closeness
to nature and appreciation for things natural. This
has influenced our work and is a never ending source
of new ideas. Interpreting these ideas in glass is the
challenge that makes glassblowing rewarding.
As well as sea life forms, we create a variety of
art glass: vases, bowls, stemware, paperwieghts,
and many custom items to enhance the living space of
others. Making the glass is the first step in a process
that is fulfilled when someone takes it home. That appreciation
is necessary to the continuation of our work.