Welcome to The Glass Factory
The Glass Factory is a locally owned retail shop in Owensboro, KY that features furniture, home decor, accessories, and products from top brands such as Mud Pie, Vera Bradley, and Four Hands. Our store is named after our specialty: creating custom stained glass pieces that add a unique touch to your home. We take pride in our handcrafted pieces and love to work with customers to create something truly special. Our team is passionate about design and we love to help our customers find the perfect pieces to make their space feel like home.
Bringing Style and Comfort to Your Home
The Glass Factory is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market, offering furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs, décor and outdoor furniture. Our products are built to stand the test of time. Drawers pull smoothly, performance fabrics are easy to clean and finishes are forgiving, holding up to daily wear and tear. Our quality represents true value because of the many years it can be enjoyed.
We understand that happiness at home starts with the little things, that’s why we pay so much attention to them: Button tufting on a sofa, contrast piping on a pillow, a cleverly hidden outlet in a bookshelf. Of course, furniture should do more than just sit there; it should do something that is practical, usable and wonderful for your life! That is why we hand pick tables with hidden leaves, washable slipcovers, and construction made to last for generations. We search the world to bring you fresh influence, a unique color, an unexpected silhouette, and a global flavor. It is no surprise that so many of our pieces are exclusive works of art. We stress about the details so our guests don’t.
Like Father, Like Son
When Scott Poynter’s father Jack died in 1994, Scott pledged to not only take over his father’s business but his dream of its success.
In 1978, Jack opened The Glass Factory of Owensboro, Kentucky, as a part-time business while he worked as an art teacher and football coach at Owensboro High School. He ran the business, which primarily offered stained glass work, for extra cash and also for a creative outlet with Scott helping on the side from time to time.
Over the years, The Glass Factory outgrew several locations and became more of a full part-time job for Jack. In 1989, Scott was working at General Electric and began taking more interest in helping his father, including the work he was involved in with making custom front-door entries.
Just five years later at the age of 54, Jack passed away and in 1994, Scott became the sole owner and operator of The Glass Factory. When the economy suffered in 2001, Scott was forced to close the business temporarily while doing repairs and custom projects on the side.
Scott later reopened the business to great success. The Glass Factory has expanded to sell home décor such as candles, antique and reclaimed furniture from all over the world, and other trinkets. A large portion of Scott’s time is occupied by his work with custom front door entries, which he helps design and construct.
Scott learned how to create stained glass from his father, and he now teaches beginner and advanced classes. He credits his passion and talent from being raised by his dad and in the store.
“He was an amazing artist,” says Scott. “He was young. I’m living the dream he and I both had. He probably didn’t expect the business to be how it is today. I think he would be proud.”
Emily Patton, Evansville Living