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About Us

The "Garden" in Gardens and Glass - Holly Marie

Holly Marie Gouger has been the ornamental gardener at Lake Mohawk Golf Club since 2005. She studied horticulture at Sussex County Community College and Bergen County Community College. In addition to her job at Lake Mohawk Golf Club, Holly is learning a stained glass artistry from Christopher.

"Life in the Glass Lane" - Christopher Michalek

Christopher is a self-taught stained glass artist who lives in Sussex County, New Jersey.  Christopher’s love for glass begin as a child on a class trip to Wheaton Village now WheatonArts. He was fascinated with glass everything From bottle hunting to working as a glassblowing apprentice in Seattle, Washington. He has participated in numerous mosaic glass mural  projects in and around South Philadelphia over the years. Christopher’s love for glass really started at a dark time in Christopher’s life! Chris explains – my Dad knew I needed something to help pull me out of this dark place. Being a porcelain artist himself Christopher’s father bought out a local stained glass studio. Tons of glass and supplies together with a simple 95-page paperback and Christopher was on his way to an exciting new adventure that would completely change his life forever. A few years later Christopher’s father passed away after years and years battling cancer. Losing his father was hard on Christopher and his family! Chris found peace in his glass work and knew he could help others with this gift from above. It wasn’t easy but slowly it was working. Christopher’s first attempt at an art gallery was a failure to many but to Chris it was a priceless learning experience. Today, Christopher and his girlfriend Holly operate a small stained glass studio in Franklin Borough, NJ.  Looking back, Christopher says everything happens for a reason and regrets his past mistakes but he wouldn’t be where he is today without all his yesterday’s. Chris is determined to help others through his love for Art. Planting seeds of hope today for a better tomorrow aren’t just words to Christopher. To Christopher it’s a lifestyle!☮️❤️🎨

Upcoming Events

  • Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/30@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/30@6pm
    Thu, May 30
    143 Main St
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begi**class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/31@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/31@6pm
    Fri, May 31
    143 Main St
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begi**class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/1@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/1@6pm
    Sat, Jun 01
    143 Main St
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @6pm Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 6/6 @6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 6/6 @6pm
    Thu, Jun 06
    143 Main St
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ***class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/7@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/7@6pm
    Fri, Jun 07
    143 Main St
    Jun 07, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 07, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/8@5pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/8@5pm
    Sat, Jun 08
    143 Main St
    Jun 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @5pm sharp* Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/21@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/21@6pm
    Fri, Jun 21
    143 Main St
    Jun 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/22@5pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 6/22@5pm
    Sat, Jun 22
    143 Main St
    Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @5pm sharp* Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 6/27@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 6/27@6pm
    Thu, Jun 27
    143 Main St
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ***class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/28@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 6/28@6pm
    Fri, Jun 28
    143 Main St
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • PRIVATE Party- Andrea H 😊
    PRIVATE Party- Andrea H 😊
    Sat, May 25
    143 Main St
    May 25, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 25, 2024, 5:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @5pm sharp Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/24@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/24@6pm
    Fri, May 24
    143 Main St
    May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/23@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/23@6pm
    Thu, May 23
    143 Main St
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ***class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/17@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/17@6pm
    Fri, May 17
    143 Main St
    May 17, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 17, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/16@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Thursday 5/16@6pm
    Thu, May 16
    143 Main St
    May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ***class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 5/11@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 5/11@6pm
    Sat, May 11
    143 Main St
    May 11, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 11, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @6pm Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 5/11 @2pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Saturday 5/11 @2pm
    Sat, May 11
    143 Main St
    May 11, 2024, 2:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 11, 2024, 2:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    ****class begins @2pm Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
  • Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/10@6pm
    Pick Your Pattern! Friday 5/10@6pm
    Fri, May 10
    143 Main St
    May 10, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    May 10, 2024, 6:00 PM
    143 Main St, 143 Main St, Franklin, NJ 07416, USA
    **class begi**class begins at 6pm sharp!** Please join us for a 2.5 hour introduction to stained glass workshop…. Build your own 4” 4-8 pieces suncatcher… or nightlight…($5extra for nightlight) you will cut glass- grind glass & copper foil… glass artist Chris Michalek will solder piece s together…
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