Doug Sheafor, AlBo Glass

AlBo Glass is a family well known for production of glass forms.  Doug and Bo Sheafor and children, Bram, Nathan, and Alison, are among the few families in the USA who enjoy getting together over a pot of molten crystal! AlBo Glass was born in 1990 when the youngest member, Alison, graduated from Kansas University with a degree in fine arts and subsequently needed a space to continue her passion for glass-blowing.  Bo offered to help build a studio in the garage of the family’s 1888 home in Topeka, Kansas.  AlBo began as a union of mother and daughter and has become an evolving synthesis of family, friends and artistic creation.


AlBo Glass produces functional and sometimes funky objects that are beautiful as well as affordable. They also produce unique sculptural pieces. “We never cease to take delight in the vibrant colors available and the way glass can magically capture and transmit light in a brilliant palette of colors.”