Default company panoramic image

Glasscraft, Inc

Glasscraft is positioned to grow by providing studio space rentals and educational curriculum to glass artists in the paraphernalia market.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Golden, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 1981
  • Employees 16
  • Website

Company Summary

Glasscraft sells glassblowing supplies to artists, most of whom are making glass pipes and smoking accessories. Glasscraft also teaches classes; from instructing rank beginners to advanced offerings featuring industry luminaries. Now, with legality, Glasscraft can market supplies to pipe makers without fear, and expand the business model to include studio and work bench rentals to the new glassblowers that are arriving in Denver daily.


  • Default avatar
    David Rhoads Winship

    '83 Bachelor of Music University of Idaho; '88 Teaching Certificate University of Oregon; undergraduate Accounting and Finance courses taken at the U of O '90-'94. Founder of Winship Designs; owned and operated WD from 1983 until 2009 when it was merged with Glasscraft, Inc.

  • Default avatar
    Jon Roberts

    Originally from California, Jon moved to Denver in the 80's and completed a Business degree and Masters in Finance. In addition to providing accounting and finance expertise, Jon is the in-house Microsoft Dynamics system expert.

  • Default avatar
    Gigi Hoyt
    Golden General Manager

    Gigi's father, Homer, started Glasscraft in the '70s and she grew up working summers for her dad. Gigi eventually worked full time for the company, left the company to pursue other interests, and now, after 10 years has returned to manage the Golden location.

  • Default avatar
    Shannon Spencer
    Operations Manager

    Shannon has done a variety of jobs in the past including managing pet stores for over 10 years. Shannon began working for Dave Winship at Winship Designs in 2008 in a Sales/Shipping position and has since become the Operations Manager at Glasscraft.

Previous Investors

  • Default avatar
    Andy Limes
    Default avatar
    Chris Bouck
    Default avatar
    Kent McSparren & John Dunn