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For more information give us a call at (706) 705-2257

For more information give us a call at (706) 705-2257

Our Team

Sheila Beckham

Owner/Glass Artist

I love all things glass – from stained glass to fused glass to broken pieces of glass. I also have a love of education. Now I have the time and space to share my love of glass with others via face-to-face classes and online tutorials.

Sharon Rowland

Glass Artist

Glass artist specializing in small stained glass pieces. Sharon is always up for a challenge and willing to push the limits of glass. She loves combining glass and metal to create one-of-a-kind pieces of glass art.

Taylor Hembree

Virtual Assistant

Taylor recently joined the Idle Hour team. With a background in graphic arts and journalism. Taylor helps with marketing and branding. With Taylor’s assistance, we are sure to grow in the online space.

Our Story

I remember being in church as a child, legs swinging off the edge of the pew, totally mesmerized by the colors dancing on the floor. The combinations of color and texture begged me to reach out and touch each pane of beautiful glass. Later, I was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright and the scope of possibilities for stained glass exploded. Stained glass can be traditional, with its coils and flourishes, OR modern, with smooth and effortless lines. Through the years, that love for beautiful stained glass has never waned.

Several years ago I had the opportunity to take a stained glass class from a friend. I found the process challenging yet exciting. I was able to make a few small panels before the busy-ness of life took over and I set it down for several years. After retiring in 2014, I had time to devote to my passion for stained glass. I took a refresher stained-glass class and my husband built a studio space for me in our basement. With encouragement from my family and friends, I decided to open an Etsy shop. My little business has grown over the past few years. We now have a larger studio/classroom and offer glass art classes both face-to-face and online, as well as, glass art supplies, tools, and kits.

What’s in a name?
When my Granddaddy retired, he and Mimi named their farm - Idle Hour. They spent hours walking the farm, working the land, and milking cows. Since retiring, I was looking for something to do in my spare time when I rediscovered stained glass; thus the name of my shop – Idle Hour Glass Art.