Northwest NEWS

March 1, 1999

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Area businesses take part in the Seattle Home Show

glass dome

This rose-covered dome, created by designer Mark Olson and artisan Dan Albrecht of Unique Art Glass, can be seen overhead at the Seattle Home Show Pavilion, Booth Exhibit #P-201.
Photo by Alice Swartz.

   The Seattle Home Show runs through March 7 in the Kingdome and Pavilion. This year will mark the 55th anniversary of the oldest and largest consumer-oriented home show in the nation, and is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors.

   Featured will be more than 50 model kitchen, cabinet, and bath displays and several tourable model homes. The do-it-yourselfer will find traditonal and innovative building products for every need. Visitors looking forward to spring will enjoy over 60,000 square feet of landscaping, gardening, and outdoor living product displays.

   For decorators, collectors, and browsers, the 100 level of the Kingdome will be filled with arts and crafts, household products, and home accessories. Nearly 600 exhibitors will fill over 300,000 square feet of exhibit space.

   The magic of glass designed and fabricated into doorways, windows, and even domes is the specialty of Unique Art Glass, a Bothell company which will have a booth at the Home Show. Mark Olson, owner, began his glass design education at the Pilchuck Glass School and continued taking classes in Seattle, Nevada, Florida, London, and Italy. He has worked at several glass design and fabricator shops, as well as being employed in research and development at Spectrum Glass in Woodinville before opening his own company in 1990.

   Olson, and Dan Albrecht, an artisan who works with him, have produced pieces that have been featured in Street of Dreams homes and various galleries. Their designs have also been the winners of several shows.

   "In an age of increasing complexity and technological advancement, we believe that it is imperative to preserve and appreciate the hand skills of the past. We are dedicated to handcrafting objects that are useful and beautiful and wish to encourage a revival of craft in our present-day society," said Olson.

   Unique Art Glass is located at 19814 10th Dr. SE in Bothell and can be reached at (425) 481-6046.

   Other local exhibitors include: AAA Pool Tables & Games (Woodinville); Acme Juicerator (Bothell); Allpro Blind Cleaners (Woodinville); American Honda Motor Co. (Woodinville); AMPAC (Woodinville); Authentic Wood Floors (Bothell); Benjamin Moore & Co. (Woodinville); Bothell Roofing, Inc. (Woodinville); Chalet Screen (Woodinville); Clearwater Spas & Stoves (Woodinville); Contour Fence Company (Woodinville); Crown Crest Construction (Woodinville); Doric Itasca Builders (Woodinville); Eagle Windows (Bothell); Hillsdale Sash & Door (Bothell); In Harmony, Inc. (Woodinville); Inquest Engineering (Woodinville); Krisco Corporation (Woodinville); Lifestyles (Woodinville); Masonry Construction (Bothell); Omar's Built-In Vacuum (Woodinville); Pacific Piling & Underpinning (Bothell); PCI Tank Removal (Bothell); Pella Windows & Doors (Woodinville); Porta Box Storage (Woodinville); Quality Sewing and Vacuum (Woodinville); Storage Solutions (Woodinville); Sundance Energy (Bothell); Thermall (Woodinville); Tropical Construction (Woodinville); Underhill's Fine Furniture (Woodinville); Unique Art Glass (Bothell); and W.B. Pressure Washing (Bothell).

   Show hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.,Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is: $7 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+, M-F only), and $3 for juniors (ages 6-15). For more information on Seattle Home Show hours and admission prices, call 206-284-0960.