After retiring from programming careers with IBM, they looked for a community with a healthy artist community. Wimberley fit the bill plus it was a wonderful place to live! Chester and Elissa moved to Wimberley February 2014 and opened Silo Glass Labor Day weekend.
They have 13 years of combined experience creating glass art. After many years of collecting glass, Chester was ready to take on the role of artist. Chester loves experimenting and has created his own style and several unique techniques. Elissa loves to work with color and light, a wonderful aspect of glass as a medium.
The Grand opening for the new building was Nov. 19,2016! Come see the largest purpose built warm glass studio in Central Texas. See what they are creating and tour the new building next to The Silo, there so much more space. The Gallery is now host to other artsts, and the classroom is so much bigger!
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The Silo History - About the Silo
1985 - The Silo was built by Ralph and Jean Petley using a Butler Building kit. Unfortunately, the kits are no longer available. In addition to The Silo, they built a home further down the road. The home is not visible from the road.
1985 - 2001 The Silo started out as a Stained glass studio and store, that featured lighting.
One man told me about a dog that lived at the Silo. As a child, when he would travel down RR 12, he would see that dog laying on the roof of the building.
March, 2017 - We are almost completely moved in and have changed the scope of our gallery to 3D art with many other artists, the classroom is larger, the kiln room is larger, the coldworking area is larger, we now have 4,000 square feet of work space.
Watch for updates as we find older photos, build a new studio and remodel the Silo to it's new function as a gallery for glass art! If you have or know of old photos or stories of The Silo, please let us know.
Silo April 2011 - When it was The Silo Antique and Feed Store.
Silo sometime before June 2010 - The Silo Antique and Feed Store.