Studio & Gallery
Makai Glass features unique glass blown sculptures inspired by the sea and volcanic formations of the Hawaiian Islands. Artists Justin Brown and Randy Schaffer and their team of glass artist create each glass piece with the “breath of aloha”, infusing it with their love for the islands and its inhabitants. Each hand-sculpted piece carries its own unique, magical quality that illuminates with the Hawaiian essence wherever showcased.
Feel the spirit again and again by preserving your memory of the islands through Makai Glass.
Our name, MAKAI
The name “MAKAI” is Hawaiian and was chosen for its meaning, “toward the sea” or “ocean side”. It’s symbolic to the Artists because of their attraction to the island of Maui and their adoration of its mystical sea life and wave formations. It also incorporates the idea of movement, flow and reflection, which are all characteristics of glass and its evolution from hot molten lava-like fluid to the smooth, perfected piece you see today. Justin and Randy want you to feel drawn “toward their sea” of glass art, as one is drawn to the mysteries and beauty of the ocean.
Makai’s Hot Shop and Studio is Maui’s HOTTEST and LARGEST New Glass Blowing Attraction!
The next visit you make to the Hawaiian Islands be sure to include an afternoon at the newly established Makai Glass Studio and Gallery! We are located among pineapple fields in beautiful Upcountry Maui, across the street from Bev Gannon’s award-winning Hali’imaile General Store Restaurant. Finally you can witness Justin, Randy and the rest of Team Makai creating exquisite blown glass in their very own hot shop! Watch them turn 2200F hot molten glass into sculptures of waves, dolphins, whales, Lava Vases and Maui Storms right before your eyes!–some weighing up to 150lbs! You’ll be mesmerized for hours watching the flames, the fire, and the amazing talent and hard work of Team Makai.
Team Makai is making EXTRAORDINARY glass pieces in their new studio– but this is only the beginning! We now have a beautiful new glass gallery that is full of our pieces and open for you to explore. Visit our new gallery and be awed by glass sculptures of Maui’s most prized inhabitants and land formations. Then sit back and relax in our illumination dark room as our pieces come to life over our high intensity LED light bases.
Our vision is to have several stations for glass blowing, a public viewing area along with an upper deck VIP viewing area, and a gallery for purchasing…but for now you can stop in Monday – Friday to say hello and watch them work their magic towards making this dream come true! The pieces you see them make here will be part of their dazzling glass display at their next craft show or onsite in their new gallery.
Visit our new gallery and watch us turn hot molten glass into amazing Maui inspired art from the sea and land!
For contact and directions click here!
During your visit to Hawaii and the island of Maui, be sure to visit artist Justin Brown and Randy Schaffer at two amazing beachfront venues. Here they showcase their glass at the Fine Artist Craft Fair weekly where you can meet the artist and purchase from them direct. Each piece is individually signed by the artist and shipped directly to your door, packaged with extra care and lots of aloha. Be sure to see our photo gallery under “News” for pictures of this event!
Visit the work of Makai Glass and meet the artist!
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui
The Westin Maui Resort and Spa
2365 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui
Find Makai’s table of brightly colored glass shimmering under the sun along the main boardwalk right by the beach!