Hang Your Glass was invented by Poppy Mussallem and Robert Williams. Poppy has worked with glass for over 20 years and Rob is a second generation machinist. Our company continues to innovate hardware in order to assist and collaborate with glass artists creating wall sculptures. Our goal is to empower artists with unlimited creative freedom to hang any shape at any angle.
“Poppy has a passion for creating custom glass art designs, thanks to her experience working with glass since 1995. She has developed a unique vision and perspective for different techniques and styles of glass art which is evident in her work.” -April Jack
“Get Her Glass Off The Table”
The Hang Your Glass hardware has often been called revolutionary, but it wasn’t created overnight. Our company’s founder, Poppy Mussallem, combined her personal experience as an artist with innovative mechanical design to create a first of its kind system.
The story of our company starts with a young girl who adored art. Little Poppy loved to color and draw, sometimes even using the walls of her family home as a canvas. In high school she got her first taste of public exposure when her ceramic hand build installation was the centerpiece in a college exhibit at Arizona State University. She studied art in college, but like many of us she had to find a day job after school. That didn’t stop her from creating. While her days were spent in an office, nights and weekends were dedicated to art.
In the mid 1990’s, Poppy started working with art glass. As she created works, she became frustrated that glass sculptures could only be displayed on a table. There was no easy and nondestructive method to hang glass on a wall. Poppy became determined to “get her glass off the table.” While learning welding, she met Robert Williams. It took years and many many prototypes but working together, they invented the patented Hang Your Glass system.
The Hang Your Glass hardware made its public debut in 2004 at the Glass Art Society Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since that day, artists all over the world have been able to easily and securely hang their sculptures on walls for public display.
Committed to Artists and Designers
Today, Hang Your Glass is still a small family-sized company. We hold a few patents for our systems. Our hardware is designed specifically for glass art or objects which permanently attach to our stand-offs with either Hang Your Glass adhesive or HXTAL. The edge grips are also designed around the most common thicknesses of glass.
We remain committed to providing freedom to artists, interior designers, and other creatives to fully utilize 3D space to hang objects of any shape at any angle. Whether it’s a glass sculpture or a find from an antique store, wall placement opens up the full palette of light and shadow for display. No work of art should ever be trapped on the table.
Hang Your Glass is a company founded and run by artists. We love artists and we work everyday to make sure you love our products.