Joan and Al Hiebert honed their glass skills while teaching and bringing up two sons. Joan began with an interest in stained glass, and as techniques progressed, to mosaics, fusing, slumping, sandblasting, painting, lampworking, blowing and sculpting.
Al's technical background has lead to an interest in functional pieces such as lampshades and custom glass pieces including awards and specialty gifts. They retired and work/play in their multi-purpose studio at Shields townsite on Blackstrap Lake.
To get here from Saskatoon via the Dundurn intersection:
Drive approx. 30 km to Dundurn.
Turn Left (east) and go 1.6 km (1 mile) and turn left (north).
Drive 1.6 km (1 mile) and turn right (east).
Go east about 5 km (3 miles).
The shop is a big steel building with blue bands on the left (north) side of the road. It looks like a farm yard.
We are kitty corner to the entrance to Shields Townsite, and there are signs on the roads telling you how to get to Shields.
Hieberts Hot Shop
Located approximately 30 minutes southeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Highway 11, just northwest of Shields townsite.