About the owners

Hi, we are valerie & jeff

Nice to meet you! We are two glass artists from the US, living in Bonaire.

Over the years we learned many different ways and techniques how glass can be manipulated. 

Since we started our glass journey, we have developed our very own style, under the name of MoltenWolf Glass.
 
We are excited to share our love for Glass Art with you, and we hope you will enjoy it.

 

made in bonaire

Jewelry, Functional Pieces and Décor – all of our products are locally made in Bonaire by artists.

What a lot of people don’t know, is that all creations in our store are designed and produced in Bonaire. We have a studio where we do most of our work, and we have two small kilns in our store for little items. Have you seen them in the back? Feel free to ask how they work!

Our employees all have different artistic backgrounds and styles – us included. If you come to our Meet The Artist nights often and get familiar with all artists, you might be able to guess who created what!

our history

MoltenWolf Glass is a concept that has been evolving for the last 10 years. We started our glass journey in Phoenix AZ around 2018, where at the time Valerie was making bead jewelry. One day, she decided to learn how to create the beads for her jewelry, rather than just buy them. 

To make her own beads, Valerie took a flame working course. Jeff joined, since it seemed like a lot of fun to work with fire and molten glass. This course sparked a new interest in glass art forever, and we decided to continue this journey.

the future

Here in Bonaire, we want to help develop more local artistic talent into the great world of glass. 

Our concept for MoltenWolf Glass is to showcase not just our glass art, but invite other local glass artists to be part of this great adventure.  Our intention is to foster an artistic community related to Glass art on Bonaire. We are hiring local artists to help then express themselves in Glass, and teaching them the skills to make great art. By hosting events, we hope to get more people into the art of glass.
 
In the end we just want to show Bonaire and its visitors the beauty of glass in all of the ways that it can be expressed. We hope you all come by and enjoy what we have created!

our mission is to show bonaire and its visitors the beauty of glass
in all of the ways that it can be expressed

meet the creative team

Fused Glass Art is our passion

valerie wolf

owner & artist

Valerie has been expressing herself through crafts and arts for most of her adult life.  When she discovered glass art, it opened up a whole new world to her. 

Valerie prefers to make items that are functional and beautiful.  She uses many different techniques in her glass art that she has learned over the years.  She draws inspiration from other art that she sees in books, museums, and at live events. 

One of the things that Valerie loves about glass is that two different people can use the same medium and the same techniques, but yet produce such different art.



Jeff wolf

owner & artist

Jeff is an accountant and finance guy by trade.  His entire professional career has been about creating order out of chaos.  In discovering glass art, he started out in the same fashion. All of his pieces were about creating order, straight lines, and symmetry. 

As his experience with glass grew, Jeff fell in love with the unique way glass moves. Many of his designs now focus on the movement of glass, fire, water, and other elements. Jeff draws his inspiration from plants, animals, and landscapes.

Jeff is an avid scuba diver, and you may see him around the island on his Ryker motor cycle.  He loves to interact with people, so if you are in the shop do not be afraid to ask questions – he will happily talk about anything you want to know about!


Joeldrich muzo

artist

Joel is a young Curacao born sketch artist, with a background in graphic design and art.  He joined MoltenWolf Glass in October 2021. 

Joel studied in the Netherlands, and has now returned to the islands to start his adult life.  Joel is quickly learning how to cut and manipulate glass and is discovering joy in the use of glass enamels to paint/sketch on Glass.  He has already started to produce designs that will be used to create Glass wall art and standing art.

Come by and see what this promising young man has to offer!

Josella martinez

artist

Josella is from Bonaire, and has roots in Venezuela. She studied Marketing & Communication in the Netherlands and worked for a newspaper before she joined MoltenWolf Glass.

Josella is a talented painter. She creates delicate and colorful paintings of subjects such as landscapes using all types of paint, but she prefers painting with acrylics.

She gets inspired by nature, of which she sees a lot when she’s walking her chihuahuas. She enjoys baking delicious and beautiful cakes in her spare time.

We are excited to have Josella on team MoltenWolf Glass!

Jessica semeleer-welch

clerk & artist

Our shop got a little brighter when Jessica joined our team!

Originally from Pennsylvania, to Jessica Bonaire is home. Since she is a certified tour guide on the island, her knowledge of Bonaire is very rich!

Most of the time you will see her fluttering around our shop, where she is always in for a chat. Feel free to ask her anything related to glass art or even about Bonaire.

Jessica is a writer. From poetry to children’s books and even novels – we are excited to see some of her work one of these days. We bet she has lots of stories to tell!

Jessica, we are delighted to have you on our team!

Guest artists

Find their unique art in our store

Paulien de boer

guest artist

Paulien makes turtles and seahorses made from recycled glass placed on driftwood.

Paulien came to Bonaire 12 years ago to stay, and started running her own restaurant as a chef. After 5 years, Paulien decided to focus more on her creativity outside the kitchen.

She expresses herself in many creative ways, such as painting, making driftwood objects, wall hangings, macrame and.. glass recycling!

Making art from recycled glass is made possible by Statiegeld BV, who collect and crush glass. Paulien receives their glass in rough, broken pieces and she does the rinsing, sieving and sorting before she can process it into turtles and seahorses.

We think it’s wonderful that she is giving glass a second life this way.

Vanessa Peralta

stained glass art

Meet our new Guest Artist: Vanessa Peralta!

You may know Vanessa from her business Wanika. Not only does she create Stained Glass, but she also is an architect, a singer, she designs games, and much more. We are excited that she is bringing the art of Stained Glass to our shop!

Vanessa and her family migrated to Bonaire in 2011, running to safety from Venezuelan’s chaos. Here, they have found peace and happiness ever since.

Her company’s name is an Acronym from a famous quote ‘We Are Not In Kansas Anymore’ from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Like the movie, the journey to come to Bonaire has been a real adventure.

Vanessa started making Stained Glass art in 2005. The creation of every art piece is exciting, and Vanessa is always eager to finish the projects because when the sun shines through them is when the magic happens.

Come look at her Stained Glass Art in our shop yourself!

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contact us

Kaya J.N.E. Craane
Terramar #8
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone: +599 7011880
Email: moltenwolfglassinc@gmail.com

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