About the Studio
Wilson Studios is a full scale glass etching studio specializing in custom designed sandblasted shade etching, deep carving and glue chipping.
At Wilson Studios we believe a company should be built on customer relationships: not just business as usual. Being from a small rural community this attitude has helped with our success and 25 years of satisfied customers.
Shirley Wilson-Rose, owner/artist, specializes in work for custom homes and commercial buildings. She enjoys taking your design ideas and turning them into art pieces. Her work of interior, exterior, shower and pantry doors, windows, mirrors, back bars, cabinets and tables can be found throughout California in many homes and Commercial Establishments. Shirley excels in florals and wildlife designs, but is always excited to try something new and challenging.
Wilson Studios History
Original home of Wilson Studios
First sandblasting booth
Wilson Studios was founded in 1979 by Shirley Wilson-Rose.
Wilson Studios was first located in Twain Harte, a small rural town in the Sierra Nevadas about 3 hours East of San Francisco. The company started out as a cottage industry in the true sense of the word. Wilson Studios first home was a small log cabin in the mountains. The dining room doubled as a design and layout room, a small shed was used for sandblasting, and all the glass was cleaned in the kitchen-much to the chagrin of the cook.
Most of the first 18 years of business were in this location or similar ones. Shirley purposely kept the business small while raising her children, doing craft fairs, custom work for local contractors and selling through local galleries.
Wilson Studios is now located at 19431 Village Dr. Sonora, CA. A small showroom is open by appointment, where customers can browse a variety of gifts, personalized items and trophies, or view samples of custom designed doors, cabinets and windows.
If you are in the area please call and stop by to see what we have to offer.