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One Stop Sweet Shop: Renee Patula Glass Art

I really enjoyed making things that stood out and people have a nostalgic connection to.

In light of our December Edibles Issue, it only made sense to spotlight Renee Patula. Her incredible glasswork transports you to another world parallel to Candyland – think lollipops, ice cream, and massive blasts of color that bring back some of our favorite and most nostalgic memories. 

Focusing primarily on her “Sweet Glass Pendants,” Patula started working with the art form in 2004. Originally from San Diego and Temecula in Southern California, she also lived in the northwest Chicago suburbs for about 14 years. She now calls Eugene, Oregon home. 

“I’ve made pipes for years and was getting burnt out. I was looking to change things up, and around 2013 was inspired by emojis. When I first got them on my phone, I thought, ‘What would an emoji cupcake look like?’ And the ideas just came from that,” shared Patula. 

After that, she started getting custom orders for specific dessert items that reminded people of a loved one, or a favorite treat they used to eat. 

“I really enjoyed making things that stood out on the shelf, something more ‘girly’ or something that people could have a nostalgic connection to,” said Patula. 

Her wondrous creations range from familiar famous holiday treats such as candy corn and Christmas cookies, to classic goodies like Rocket Pops. And she takes you to the ice cream truck with her incredibly detailed cartoon character popsicle pendants – including Sonic, Jigglypuff, Spongebob and Bubbles.

Her work typically retails for $120-$350 and can be found on her Instagram page @reneepatula, as well as her Etsy and Big Cartel shops. You can also find her work in glass pipe shops all over the country!

sweetshopglass.bigcartel.com | @reneepatula

About Max Early

Max Early is the State Director of Oregon Leaf Magazine. In this role, Max looks after/coordinates/manages/leads a team providing insight into all aspects of the cannabis industry, including processing and producing knowledge. Solventless concentrates are a quintessential part of his day-to-day life and help him stay balanced. Cannabis has impacted his existence and many close loved ones in such a positive way that he can't imagine life without it!

This article was originally published in the December 2023 issue of All Magazines.

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