Delaware Salaries: Deb Appleby, The Studio on 24 Master Glassblower
Salary information for a master glassblower.
Deb Appleby, The Studio on 24, Lewes
Compensation: varies. Profit on a $35 glass: $3. Largest recent commission—five years in development: $122,000.
In the biz: 21 years
Job fave: Murrini technique of spinning color and clear glass to create unique patterns.
Job demands: Strength and endurance: the glass is heavy and the studio is hot.
Most intricate commission: A Hollywood chandelier: 255 leaves, 125 peonies and 112 cow lilies crafted into a 550-pound bouquet
Biggest commission: 1,800-pound private installation of 60, 2 ½- to 4-foot glass bells