“Hour Glass Studio was great to work with as we were planning the 2014 Cariboo 30K and 50K Marathon participant prizes. Marj helped us with the design and sent back ideas right away. She was also willing to put our ideas to work so that the items were unique for our event. My order was ready in no time at all and arrived well in advance of the event. The winners loved their mugs! Many photos were taken on the podium with medals and mugs filled with beer
N. Maughn, Event Organizer
2014 Cariboo Marathon
100 Mile House, BC
“Our society required a stunning trophy to recognize an individual for his outstanding dedication to our industry. Marj Paonessa of Hour Glass Studio was able to provide us with just the quality award we had been looking for. We chose her curved glass award made from reclaimed glass, provided her with our logo and wording, and she created a beautifully designed hand etched trophy. We were so pleased to have a customized unique trophy to present to our member at our annual industry awards gala. In the future, we will definitely choose Hour Glass Studio as a supplier for any of our awards requirements. The service and timely delivery is without a doubt the best. We would highly recommend Hour Glass Studio.”
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division)
“Hour Glass Studio created the trophies for our 2012 Specialty Show and everyone liked them so much we came back for our 2013 Specialties as well. We found Marj, the owner/artist, to be a pleasure to work with; she is professional, creative and took the time to work with our logo so that it displayed extremely well on the glass. She listened to our needs and had great suggestions to help make the trophies unique for our club. In 2012 we had beautiful stand alone trophies and coasters made from reclaimed glass, as well as wine glasses and plates. In 2013 she did both of our Specialty shows. The first day were wonderful and fun Dog Cookie Jars in varying sizes as well as coffee mugs and on the second day we chose these amazing serving bowls and water glasses.
Raymond Goldstone, President
The Western Great Dane Club of BC
“Having the responsibility for organizing the Mission Horse Club Annual Trophy Show and Year End Awards, I am always looking for new and different things each year for our members. When I met with Marj at Hour Glass Studio, I was amazed at the amount of items that I could choose from. She has customized red and white wine glasses, drinking glasses, coffee mugs, candle holders, plates and shot glasses for us. We also ordered two Honorary Member awards made of reclaimed glass that turned out beautifully! Every club member who received a piece of Marj’s work absolutely loved it and that it was personalized for them. Marj has always been very helpful with ideas, friendly to conduct business with and has completed every order on time. We would highly recommend Hour Glass Studio for your year end awards.”
Angie De Jong
Mission Horse Club
“Hour Glass Studio work was brought to my attention when a friend of mine gave me a gift of two beautiful glasses custom designed around my horses. I was so appreciative of this unique gift, that I ordered custom glasses and mugs for a client as a wedding gift, and a custom glass platter and wedding glasses for another friend’s wedding. With the couples’ names and hobbies expressed in the pictures and words of the engraving, they were especially pleased and it will be a gift they will use and remember forever.
My clients and friends loved them, the quality and designs are great, and the items were completed correctly and on the promised date. I am very pleased with the work from Hour Glass Studio and would recommend them to other business owners and friends and family; I have started my own personal collection of items as well.”
HomeLife Benchmark Realty
“Harness Racing BC represents owners and breeders in the Standardbred Horse Racing Industry; on several occasions our Society has called upon the professionalism and creativity of Hour Glass Studio for such annual events such as Horse Sales, Awards Banquet and Stake Races. On our most recent event, the biggest day of horse racing was BC Breeders Cup and on that day as a special remembrance , our Board of Directors gave each horse owner participating in the Stake races a commemorate plate with their horse’s name engraved on it. This not only added a “flare” to the event but the recipients raved for days about the items.
Hour Glass Studio not only completed the task to our specifications, but hand delivered the shipment and assisted us with staging the artwork on all of the tables. I would highly recommend this company as their work ethic and customer service is remarkable.”
Harness Racing BC