The Glass Blowing Center
Glass Blowing School and Gift Shop
Celebrating 14 years at this location  
... where glass blowing comes alive!


To whom it may concern:
It is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that this letter of commendation is written on behalf of Mr. Tom Doner of Flameworked Creations.  Tom brought in and set up all of the necessary equipment; specially purchased eyewear, propane and oxygen tanks, raw materials, and beautifully finished examples of his work for a day of demonstration and exposure to the art of glass blowing.  The thing Tom most notably brought and shared continuously throughout the day was his enthusiasm for his craft. It was clearly evident that he is passionate and committed to excellence in his expression through his medium.  He and his colleagues quickly established a comfortable rapport with the students and professionals alike.  He along with his associates Elaine Doner (his wife) and Luke Gardner demonstrated and discussed various glass blowing techniques to approximately 350 students throughout an entire day, breaking only to have lunch.  Tom generously gave to the students the pieces he created while demonstrating techniques.  As he worked, questions were answered and safety issues were continually emphasized.

Anne Wilson
John Pugliese
Butler Senior High School 

Dear Tom and Elaine;
Thank you for the wonderful tour and glass blowing demonstrations.  Our school really enjoyed their field trip, and the students were very excited with the items they bought at your gift shop too.   It was very kind of you to allow us to visit your shop and we thank you for taking the time to help us learn about glass blowing.

The students and staff of
Cornerstone Christian Academy

To Elaine and Tom;
Thank you for the tour and demonstration you recently provided for the children from the Moniteau School Districts' GOALS program.  The kids (and the parents!) were fascinated with Tom's work, and the shop allowed them to see the glass creations on display.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Lisa Miller
Moniteau School District 

My daughter and I first learned of your business when her girl scout troop came for a glass blowing demonstration.  It was very interesting and informative. I bought my daughter a mushroom necklace the day we were there.  Since then I have been back a couple times and bought the rice necklaces as gifts. I have also received a glass angel from your store as a Christmas gift. I wanted to let you know that I think you work is wonderful and beautiful.  I am also really impressed with how nice and caring you and your wife are. I had to wait today for my necklaces to be finished.  It did not bother me at all but your wife was so kind as to give me two gift pouches free for waiting.  We need more businesses in the area that have such a friendly atmosphere.

Darlene Scott

Dear Tom and Elaine,
It is with sincere gratitude that I thank you for bringing high quality glass art and art education to Butler county. I have seen end experienced your shop, school, teaching, and enthusiasm.  They are all impressive and bring something very special, and needed, to the region. I would recommend your high quality glass art experience to any shopper or learner, young or old, that I know.

Best wishes,
Dr. Ed King
Cranberry, PA

Dear Tom and Elaine;
The members of the Bruin Senior center wish to thank you for the enjoyable time we had while visiting your gift shop. Everything is so beautiful!  We also thought the glass blowing demonstration was very interesting and so well presented.  You will no doubt be seeing us again and again.  You are a real jewel in our rural communities.

Marilyn Slagle


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