Sugarplums, super-soakers and baby dolls are what many children dream of this time of year. But not seven-year-old Madison Saint John. The budding artist finds time in her busy school schedule — soccer on the weekends and spelling practice on weekdays — to create fun, quirky glass pieces she sells through her growing business, Madison’s Creations in Glass. While other children decorate their sidewalks with chalk or finger-paint while their mothers cook dinner, young Madison has watched — and learned from — her father, glass artist KC Saint John, while he works his magic in the studio. Once he recognized her talent, KC let Madison take over the glassblowing while he works on his personal campaign backing local artists, called Support Your Local Talent. The young artiste has created glass objects like T-Town Frogs to commemorate Toledo’s frog history, ladybugs, hearts and even a collection of life-like butterflies. You can find Madison’s Creations in Glass at art fairs across the state, in local boutiques, on the internet or even in her own front yard.
With the holiday’s fast approaching, this young Labino makes sure her glasswork is affordably priced — most pieces range from $10 to $20. 419-481-0102. www.facebook.com/#!/MadisonsCreations. —CC