April 30, 2024

Our News April 2024

From Houston to Cabo  We loved having Richard Gordon’s client, Fredda, fly in from Houston to experience and pull a piece of glass that we used in her weaving! “The entire journey has been incredibly rewarding! Carlyn’s invitation for her clients to actively participate in the creative process not only showcases her passion, but also […]

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March 31, 2024

Our News March 2024

Testimonial Spoken from the Heart  “We love the natural and tranquil ambiance our ribbons impart to anyone stepping into our family room. Their undulating wave form creates a soothing rhythm, infusing our space with a sense of peace and comfort that truly makes our house feel like a home. Our personal involvement in the design […]

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March 8, 2024

Our News February 2024

GLASS UPLIFTS Trinity Interests Having done a glass project with Trinity Interest in the past, when it was time to think about redoing their lobby they first thought of creating a unique art piece with Carlyn! After several design meetings, everyone felt the lit glassicles would be elegant, unique, uplifting, and colorful. Carlyn suggested multiple […]

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January 31, 2024

Our News January 2024

IDEA TO DREAM Haynes Boone   When Paul Manno of Gensler approached Carlyn about a design for the Haynes Boone law firm in Dallas, Carlyn had many initial ideas. She came away from their conversation with the idea of the science around law; the ideas as well as the reflections of one’s self and one’s values […]

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December 31, 2023

Our News December 2023

Spreading Holiday Cheer with the Billingsley Company  Lucy Billingsley worked directly with Carlyn to commission 100 gifts for their employees. Since October, our team has been working to create Whiskey and Wine Decanter Sets, Vases, Bowls, and Ribbons. Each piece was created in fun, cheerful colors, and with artistic freedom, making each one unique.  It […]

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October 31, 2023

Our News October 2023

From Colorado to Cabo October was full of travel! In addition to Carlyn’s personal trip to India, the Carlyn Ray Designs team installed projects in Keystone, Colorado and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! These Colorado pendants (above) were commissioned to capture the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. They have boulder-like forms and feature large, organic spotted […]

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September 30, 2023

Our News September 2023

House Divided What do you do when TCU Purple and UT orange become part of the family dynamic? We embed it in their art! This ribbon piece was created with the Munir family. Each family member came to the studio and assisted in pulling ribbons that were then placed into the overall composition. Michael Munir, […]

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August 1, 2023

Our News July 2023

Walthall Leaves “Falling Leaves” is one of Carlyn‘s new favorite projects not only because of how beautiful it looks, but how much fun it was to create each individual leaf.Carlyn came up with this idea with her client David and his wife Elyse and they both loved the idea of leaves, nature, and the way […]

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July 13, 2023

Our News June 2023

Korshak DNA An ecstatic expression of feeling through beauty and inspiration Around 600 woven colorful strands of hand pulled glass undulate and are suspended in space for this latest art installation at Stanley Korshak at The Crescent in Dallas, TX. Entitled “Rhapsody,” an ecstatic expression of feeling, this piece represents the Korshak DNA: Community, Values, […]

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May 2, 2023

Our News April 2023

Crescent Court Creating Change We had the joy of creating several installations for The Crescent Court in Dallas, TX. The Crescent’s goal was to bring bright colors, texture, and interest to different areas and glass resonated as the best material to achieve this. Each piece was made uniquely for each space. As part of the […]

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February 1, 2023

Carlyn’s Fullfilling Start to 2023

Having had different family members in and out of the hospital, I personally have felt the positive influence and emotional strength of colorful art. Being able to place glass art in places where people are looking for strength, hope, and connection has always been a passion of mine. That is why I am so excited […]

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October 26, 2022

Now Open!!

We are excited to announce the opening of our new gallery and studio in the Brook Hollow area of Dallas, Texas!  8510 Chancellor RowDallas, TX 75247Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Our Design District location is still open to the public, 7 days a week and continues to host Dallas Glass Art public glassblowing classes and private events, […]

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August 21, 2022

FGI Fall Forum

I was honored to be on the FGI Fall Forum Panel for Art and Design alongside talented and well-known Patricio Rivera with Twelve Thirty Four, Christina Rees with Texas When I Die, Ree Willaford with Galleri Urbane, and Jason Willaford an exceptional artist.  The event was hosted at the beautiful Park House and moderated by […]

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August 2, 2021

G Brian and Heather join the team

Our team is growing and in a BIG WAY! We are excited to announce that G Brian Juk and Heather Spiewak are joining Carlyn Ray Designs! I first met G Brian at Corning Museum of Glass; we worked hot glass shows together and have remained friends ever since. G Brian will use his 23+ years […]

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July 19, 2021

New Building News!

Exciting news ahead! The future is bright here at Carlyn Ray Designs and we have big plans! We’re excited to announce that we are building an additional 12,000 sq ft studio in the Brook Hollow neighborhood, just minutes away from our current Dallas Design District studio. A dream comes true! Our new space will have […]

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April 12, 2021

Meet Michael our Hot Shop Production Manager

From early in his career, Michael Hermann has been inspired by Italian glass. Michael apprenticed with Gianni Toso as well as assisted master glassblowers, including Elio Quarisa and Davide Fuin. Michael and his wife recently returned from four years in The Netherlands, where he was blowing glass for the National Glass Museum studio. He had […]

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January 15, 2021

The CRD Team

Current Job Opening: Glass Blower/ Hot Shop Project Manager Link to job post on indeed: HERE We are looking to grow our glass team as we expand our facilities beyond the Dallas Design District! Our current main glassblowers are Carlyn, Spencer, and Alex.  We are interested in hiring a glassblower who can help manage the […]

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July 15, 2020

Completion of Baylor

Wow! We are thrilled with our newest installation at Baylor Scott & White.

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November 25, 2019

Obelisk Awards presented by Business Council for the Arts

Dallas Glass Art is very honored to receive this Obelisk award!

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August 15, 2019

The Vision of Clouds

“I am so happy to create every day with this magical material.  A huge joy also comes through sharing imagination and vision with others, especially with our clients.” -Artist, Carlyn Ray

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April 23, 2018

Parker Family Ribbons

We love to make it a family creation! The Parker Family and designer Shawna Kuykendall had an amazing color palette to work with and two great spaces to fill with art. Carlyn started with a few different sketches of what she saw in the space. Shawna was drawn to a new “Color Burst” look with the glass ribbons randomly placed in the two areas.

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February 12, 2018

Hanna Branch

Designer Amy and Mrs. Hanna came to Carlyn with the need of art on their master bedroom wall. After Mrs. Hanna fell in love with the blossoms, Carlyn suggested a metal branch with glass leaves and blossoms and invited the Hanna family into the studio to participate.

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November 19, 2017

Open House

We had the best turn out to date this year, and we are grateful to all those who joined us for this year’s annual open house event!

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October 31, 2017

Corporate Packages

The holidays always make us think of sharing… Time, smiles, gifts, and of course – appreciation for one another. We offer tons of ways to share with your friends and co-workers!

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October 26, 2017

Jesuit College

We are honored to be apart of the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas’s art collection. This was a very meaningful piece to make.

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October 20, 2017

Lee Financial

Lee Financial has a team building tradition that they like to call ‘Crazy Day’. On this day, they have several different events planned and no one has any idea what they are about to walk into – be it driving construction equipment, a painting class, or in this case – a glassblowing studio!

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October 12, 2017

Fletcher Farley

The Fletcher Farley pieces were a joy to create.  We worked primarily with Doug Fletcher, first on the ribbon wall and then with the fusion panels.

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July 18, 2017

Riveredge Apartments

Riveredge is a great project which showcases the different ways ribbons can bring energy into an area.

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May 15, 2017

NorthPark Center

We were so honored to be invited to collaborate with SWA Group at NorthPark Center.

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May 1, 2017

Artscape Reimagined

We couldn’t have asked for a better setting for our first art show.

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April 10, 2017

Artist Uprising

It was an honor to be featured as one of the Top 25 Emerging Creatives of Dallas/Fort Worth in the issue of Artist Uprising!

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March 24, 2017

AIA Dallas Community Honor Award

We are grateful to have been recognized so prestigiously for doing what we love; sharing our passion for art with the community. Many thanks go out to the hands and hearts that helped bring the Hockaday Centennial Sculpture to fruition.

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February 23, 2017

Marquis Weaving Move

Your custom art piece is yours in every place you call home.

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January 1, 2017

Harris Lit Weaving

Weavings are a very special signature piece for me. Since the first custom weaving I designed for a house in Vancouver, I have been fine-tuning this design for the past seven years.

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April 14, 2016

Creating with Girls Inc.

We are all loving the process of creating these beautiful projects with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas! Also, we are super excited to announce that North Park Center will be hosting our chandelier for a few months with hopefully our mosaics, metal sign and details about the creation!

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November 15, 2015

Illuminated Glass Panels

I am so excited to announce the installation and completion of the fusion panels that I and my team have spent a good portion of this last year to perfect the creation of these 50″ tall illuminated panels.

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September 1, 2015

Celebrating an Artist

It’s not often that one gets to collaborate with a mentor. This painted weaving “Riverwalk”, I created with an artist who is my inspiration, mentor, and now angel. Mema, also known as Hermine Sallinger, was a master watercolorist.

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June 11, 2015

Carlyn Ray Designs is Growing

Help us qualify for the Mission Main St. Grants by voting for us this June.

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February 25, 2015

The Branding of Carlyn Ray Designs

As my clientele and projects were growing, so was my vision for the future of Carlyn Ray Designs, and I realized that I needed a brand image to portray my vision.

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December 12, 2014

Art & Fashion Mingle at the CityView Terrace – Renaissance Dallas Hotel

The Renaissance Dallas Hotel celebrated the grand opening of the CityView Terrace and their Grand Ballroom with a fashion show catered by the hotels two executive chefs – and a weaving by Carlyn Ray Designs.

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December 8, 2014

Artists vs. Architects – 2014

The 2014 Artist vs Architect event has come to and end, but really the beginning has just begun!  The 12 artists and architects raised $41,000.00 for Big Thought!

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