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Business Q&A: Great Woods Glass Art

Learn what it takes to sustain a stained glass business.

Owner and artist Nancy K. Pimental says that her shop has the largest selection of stained glass supplies in New England. It always stocks grinders, glastar, gryphon and inland. They have over 1,000 colors of stained glass to choose from. It also offers glass fusing supplies and classes to learn the "how-to" of stained glass making. She also does new stained glass windows for churches and homes and sells gift items, such as suncatchers and window panels. The store is showcasing an "artist of the month" with their stained glass works to showcase local talent. For more on Pimental and her shop, read the Q&A below:

What is one thing people might not know about your business?
One thing people may not know about Great Woods Glass Art is that it is open by appointment as well as our regular hours.

How has the economy affected you in the past year?
The economy has not affected us as much as some other businesses. When people cannot afford to travel or spend a lot of money on gifts they like to come into our studio and learn to do stained glass. That way they can make their own gifts and things for their homes.

What is your busiest time of day and day of the week?
Busy days vary, but Saturday morning is usually our busiest time.

What is your most popular item or service?
People like our huge selection of stained glass colors for their projects.

What do you feel is a benefit about being in business in Norton?
Being in Norton for 30 years of business has been a benefit because Norton is a crossroads from the Cape and the Berkshires, and from New Hampshire to Rhode Island.

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