About Marj

I am one of the veteran Glass Beadmakers/Lampwork Artists.  I have been making glass beads, glass lamp finial and glass cabinet knobs/pulls 1 glass bauble at a time since
1993. This is when the glass movement, lampwork/flamework in particular, was introduced to the USA. Glass Beadmaking BURST! I have been teaching since the beginning.
Hundreds of students have passed through my studio from all over the country. I introduced this ancient technique of melting glass known as Lampwork to all the local art schools
including the well known Boston Center for Adult Ed in the Back Bay and the Sandwich Glass Museum to name a few.

In addition to melting glass I practice metalsmithing used among other things to enhance my jewelry designs, fiber arts, drawing and painting and any other medium I can get my hands on!  I was a student for years at BCAE. My teacher was the most amazing Goldsmith named Robert Emin. Kristina Logan is the artist that introduced me to Lampwork.  So very very talented are these artists. I am so grateful to all the teachers and students.  I learn much from both.

I will add more of my resume and cleverness soon along with more art work. In the meantime the following are a few reviews from my Etsy Store.

Thanx for stopping by!

~It was a pleasure working with Marj on this custom order. Thank you! They’re beautiful!
Susan  Aug 24, 2019
5 stars


~The wave finials are awesome! The perfect touch to my coastal lamps. They were delivered quickly. I would highly recommend them.
Evelyn Jan 30, 2019
5 Stars


~What a truly wonderful piece of art! The item arrived safely (read: in one piece, undamaged), on-time, and the communication post-sale from the shop was awesome. Marj is truly a skilled lamp work artist. The finial we bought was well-worth the money; truly a value.
Albert   Jan 26, 2019
5 Stars


~Marj is a true artist and she helped me get the colors for my custom knobs just right.
Kayel Dec 10 , 2018
5 Stars


~I am a returning customer and highly recommend this artist!
Shayna  Nov 27, 2018
5 Stars





Return Policy

You must be completely satisfied with your purchase.  Let me know how I may help you.  Custom orders are non refundable.  If a purchase is not what you expected please return within 2 weeks, and I will either replace item or refund the cost of item, excluding shipping costs and service fees.

Payment Policy

We accept PayPal and all major credit cards via secure server.  You may mail personal checks or money orders.  You may telephone or fax your credit card information if you choose.  Shipments to Massachusetts addresses will be charged sales tax.

Privacy Policy

Any personal identification information you give to Marj Bates Studio will never be given or sold to a third party.  I may contact you by telephone, text or email if there is a question about your order.

Shipping Information

All purchases are shipped via USPS.  Optional insurance is available via the shopping cart. If you wish to use a different  method of shipping please let me know.

Workshop Cancellations

Students registered for workshops will receive a full refund if cancelling at least 3 weeks before the workshop start date.  Students cancelling within 3 weeks of the start date will be given full credit for a future workshop.

Thank you for your support of my art!

Marj Bates
781 545 8290
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