Hope Glass Works
Just a brief History on our Family Business of Hope Glass Works.
David Grant Maul started working for his Uncle Robert Maul, in Flint Michigan at,
Flint Neon Works, and learned how to bend tubing on the cross-fires and hand
crafted "Keep Right" signs for the State of Michigan and did repairs. He learned
hands on use of glass materials and the fun things he could make like
Christmas ornaments and perfume bottles. He then went on to Henry Ford
Museum in Dearborn Mi., Greenfield Village, working with Pryex and making
Early American Glassware out of their Hot Glass Furnace.
The Snowflake ornament is one of our At the Gaffer's Bench he created wonderful functional glassware and fine
many popular items .
paperweights and Art Glass. As a young artist he took his first Christmas
ornaments to Frankenmuth; Doris Reda (now retired), saw potential, and she
ordered his first batch of ornaments for Bronner's. This started the 40+ year
partnership with Wally Bronner at "Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland", The
World's Largest Christmas store. Today they take great pride in displaying
Made in USA, Made in Michigan Ornaments
Kim and David at their First, Meet
the Artist, ornament signing at
Bronner's in 2008. We had a great
time and met a lot of people who
collect our ornaments every year.
We look forward to doing an annual
In 2002 our ornaments were
featured in their seasonal catalog.
(photo to left)
Kim and David at Bronner's
Kim and David live in Mid Michigan, near the "center of the Mitt" in Hope.
They have two sons, Robert 28 and Tyler 27. Robert has attended Ferris
State University and received his teaching Degree in Chemistry Education.
He is a fine and gifted musician and plays the Five-String Banjo.
He love's Bluegrass and is part of our Sunshine String Band.
He also plays the Alto Saxophone and is President of the American Chemical
Society (Student Affilate Chapter).
Tyler has been learning the trade of Glass blowing and has been traveling
around the country getting a hands on experience with Neon School in Texas,
Eugene Glass School in Eugune OR. and in San Diego at Randy Hansen's
Scientific Glass Studio.
Here in Hope we have a Hot Glass Studio, a Neon Fabrication room, and a
lampworking/Torch area and a scientific glass area. Robert will be taking on the
skill as well for his chemistry uses.
We have had several Magizine Publications featuring Hope Glass Works,
among them was Glass Collectors Digest
Bar Harbor Maine, Christmas Spirit Shop Catalog
In Winter 2005 Kim's ornaments were featured in from house to Home
with an article "Holiday Sparkle"
For many years we had ornaments in L. H. Selman seasonal catalogs
Visit our Tools of the Trade, for more unique information
about glass blowing and the tools Kim and David use for their
Please visit our Photo Gallery for Christmas Ornaments
What you'll want to know about us
Early American Glassware
Set up Flower, Paperweight
D. G. Maul
Lined Designer, Peppermint
Twist Mini and Double Maria
Ornaments Kim Maul
Robert Maul with Kelly Beck and mom Kim and David.
Members of the Band
Tyler and Robert in Curtis Mi.
Dave & Tyler in Curtis
David G. Maul