|Euskaldunak. The Basque people.
Often called "the mystery people of Europe." Although their homeland lies
partly in France and partly in Spain, they are neither Spanish or French. They are
defined by a language like no other, distinguished by certain physical features, and
bonded together by cultural patterns not found anywhere else.
Angie's Glass Art
pays tribute to this culture, which the Basques brought with them when hundreds of them
left their homeland and settled in Wyoming in the early 1900's. Most of them came as
sheepherders, living in sheep wagons on remote lands while tending the flocks and learning
about this new land they had chosen to call home.
Buffalo, Wyoming drew a good many of the original Basque
immigrants, and their descendants continue to live, work and contribute to the community.
This is also the home of Angie's Glass Art. Stained glass
artist, Angie Bauer, was inspired as she learned the culture of the Basque people who were
her friends and neighbors. When she was invited to display her stained glass at the
1991 Wyoming Woolgrowers Convention, she put her talents to work in designing
stained glass sheep wagon boxes, which were an immediate hit. These were soon
modified to include a tray for jewelry
She was challenged to make additional changes and improvements
to her sheep wagon design over the next few years. Her most popular piece now is the
sheep wagon accent lamp, which features a hinged door, window and stovepipe. She
offers sheep wagons made to your specifications, brands, colors, or any modification to
the wagon itself.
The latest creations of Angie's Glass Art
include the lauburus (Basque Cross) and the Basque flag, both of which have become
high-demand items. Please browse our web site to see all of Angie's Glass
Sheep Wagon Jewelry Box