10 September 2014

Made in Memphis: Midtown Glassworks

Memphis is a city full of talented people. There are creative people, and brilliant people, and people coming up with incredible ideas. Overall people are making amazing things happen in this town. As a blog writer fortunate enough to have readers both in Memphis and elsewhere, I want to take a minute and highlight some of the amazing people in this incredible, passionate city. I want to give readers in Memphis an opportunity to discover how impressive some of their neighbors are. I also want to show readers outside of Memphis that this unique city is so much more than what it seems on the surface.

This is a little project I have come up with. A way for me to share with Memphis and the world some amazing Memphians that influence this town and make Memphis the extraordinary city that it is.

So, have you ever noticed stained glass on a church or in a building or even just hanging in someone's window and wondered how it was made? Well, nestled in the heart of Midtown Memphis is an artist creating beautiful works of stained glass. I had the opportunity to visit his studio and get a brief demonstration on how he makes these beautiful works of art.

Brian Maness, a lifelong Memphian, has been creating stained glass for over twenty years and is the artist behind Midtown Glassworks. He makes everything from large windows for buildings to adorable pairs of earrings. He makes garden lanterns and tic-tac-toe boards! The way he manipulates glass and puts it together creates some beautiful results.

Brian and Midtown Glassworks will be at the Cooper-Young Festival this weekend!

The first person to find Midtown Glassworks at the Cooper-Young Festival and mention Ten Feet Off Beale will get a $40 giftcard to be used at the Midtown Glassworks booth!

Every person after that who mentions Ten Feet Off Beale will get 10% off! 

If I were you, I wouldn't pass up this opportunity to see some of Brian's amazing work up close. Every single piece is truly beautiful. Plus, who doesn't love a good discount :)


  1. Wow!! What an amazing place! I absolutely love those earrings, too.

  2. Very cool! I have a family member who does stained glass and it really is a beautiful form of art.

  3. Great Article!! Make sure to stop by our booth this Sat 9/13 9am-7pm at the Cooper Young Festival. We are located in front of the Memphis Drum Shop on Cooper.

  4. Wow, those are some beautiful pieces!


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