torch Lake Glass

Adding art to everyday life in hundreds of custom homes across the usa
Handmade art glass cabinet hardware knobs, handles & drawer pulls are created in 4 styles & lots of fun colors. Fused glass accent tiles for kitchen backsplash & shower walls. Glass on glass mosaic window panels. One-of-a-kind fused glass home decor bowls, plates & dishes.
My name is Carol Gilewicz.
I am the artist aka Torch Lake Glass.

Because "art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"   -Pablo Picasso


  • Because I never use glue.   My hardware is a lot more  than pretty chunks of glass glued to a metal base.  I developed a process for fusing stainless steel inserts INSIDE of my glass knobs, handles & pulls because I just don't like is a weak point no matter what kind you use.

  • Because my hardware is  guaranteed against manufacturing defects. I stand by my unique process & defective items will be replaced free on authorized return of the original.

  • Because you can choose from 4 styles & lots of fabulous colors.  The best part of glass is its transparency.  Colors are combined to draw the eye inside & the individual  colors blend & shift depending on the light, viewing angle & thickness of the glass, hence the term "art glass".

  • ​Because I have been melting glass since 1989 & selling it online since 1996.  First eBay, then Just Beads, Etsy & now my own website.

  • Because creating art glass is not only my passion but my job & I take it very seriously.  Expect superior quality products, fast turn around times on custom orders (2-3 weeks) & professional personalized service. 

  • Because every knob, handle & pull is individually hand crafted, inspected & carefully packaged for safe delivery using recycled/recyclable packaging.  

This glass handle was installed in October 2014.
It continues to endure harsh Northern MI weather
and the daily abuse of my rural mail carrier