Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Doug Frates honored the call to Serve His Country by enlisting for Active Duty in the U.S. Marines. Doug successfully completed his tour of duty in Iraq and, determined to pursue his passion for the fiery radiance and Liquid Color of Hand-Blown Glass, settled in Tucson, Arizona to enroll in studies related to the art form and its various techniques.
His talent was immediately apparent, and under the guidance of his instructors Mr. Frates endeavored to bring new and innovative effects to the trade and to make American Art-Glass the focus of what was promising to be a very dynamic career.
DougÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exhibits regularly win Ã¢â‚¬ËœBest of ShowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ at the venues that he supports, and his company continues to entertain requests for Custom Colors, Shapes and Sizes to be presented as Elegant Accents for both Commercial and Residential applications.
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