Conway Glass offers many glass products and is quite different from most glass companies in that they design, manufacture, assemble and teach about this amazing material. Call 843.248.3558 for more info.
Conway Glass is a full service glass company located in the historic Mayfair neighborhood of Conway, South Carolina. The company has served the Grand Strand since 1986. This location also houses four professional craft studios; a stained glass studio, a dye studio, a fiber studio, a glass blowing studio and a gallery. The location has become a destination for visitors to the Grand Strand and a gathering place for local artists and art enthusiasts.
Each year Conway Glass welcomes thousands of visitors to their newly renovated 100-year-old historic building. They offer glass blowing classes and host live narrated glass blowing demonstrations to the public on the First Saturday of every month October through May.
Ed first learned to cut flat glass for window frames and doors and then apprenticed in the stained glass department of a Myrtle Beach glass company. His career in glass spans 40 years. Many Horry County churches have windows designed and created by Mr. Streeter. He has educated hundreds of students in the art of stained glass. Most notably, he has taught glass blowing classes for the past seventeen years. Although much of his time is spent managing Conway Glass, his passion is creating glass art. He now focus his creative energy on creating stained glass windows and blown glass commissions.
In addition, Barbara maintains the fiber studio and natural dye studio at Conway Glass. She works with artists to create public art in their communities. She creates colorful compositions by crocheting, knitting, stitching and dyeing materials, sometimes incorporating blown glass, mixed media and found objects.
Sharing their passion for glass, Ed & Barb enjoy creating blown glass vessels, ornaments, vases and mixed media sculpture in their hot glass studio. They have worked together as a glass blowing team for the past 20 years.
Conway Glass is housed in a 100-year-old brick building in the historic Mayfair neighborhood. Located at 708 12th Ave, the building was once the location for Creel Oil and Gas Company, established c.1903.
“A complex of industrial buildings exists along the former railroad tracks at present day Lakeside Drive. Businesses here included Stilley Plywood (now demolished), H.P. Little’s brick manufacturing plant (now demolished), Aberdeen Manufacturing Company, McIver-Shaw Lumber Company, Horry County Ice Company, and the Creel Oil and Gas Company c.1903 (now Conway Glass).” ~ South Carolina Department of Archives
“Like most communities in the post World War II era, Conway, South Carolina grew in all directions with new neighborhoods developing on its outskirts and new houses replacing many of the old in established areas. The largest new developments, Pineview and Mayfair, were sited on the northeast side of town along McKeithan Street, Fifteenth Court, Fifteenth Avenue, and Fourteenth Avenue and arose around 1950. A string of industrial complexes along the railroad tracks on Lakeside Drive spurred the development of these small, workers’ cottages. The houses are generally one-story, frame construction and Minimal Traditional in style with a projecting front gable and little or no detailing. There are approximately twenty-six homes in these neighborhoods that are over sixty years old. Many others will reach this age in just a few years.” ~ South Carolina Department of Archives